Definition of 'animosity'
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There is understood to be no animosity between the two. The Sun (2014)There is limited animosity between the two men. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Familiar animosity between the two services asserted itself. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)He emphasised that there is no personal animosity. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We walked right through the middle of them and there was no animosity or hostility. The Sun (2016)He wants to convert your feelings of animosity or resentment or intimidation into enormous favor toward that person. Christianity Today (2000)They had neither personal animosity towards us, nor much interest in dialogue. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They don't ban them over personal animosity or for the sake of a harmonious life. The Sun (2015)There were reports of " personal animosity' between the two men. A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)His position had in any case always been nuanced, and free of personal animosity. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The personal animosity between the two party leaders had made a deal after the 2015 election look impossible. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The palpable animosity between the two women is one of the reasons for the film's scalding savagery. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But he moans because he wants things to be right and he does it in a way where there is no animosity or bad feeling. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I just hope that it doesn't cause any animosity between the two sets of fans. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He said: 'There is animosity against this player. The Sun (2014)The Shadow Chancellor suggested that the personal animosity between key figures is damaging the economy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)On the other hand, if she conforms to the formal organisational expectations she may be headed for animosity and hostility from the rest of the teachers. Educational Psychology in a Changing World (1988)A spokeswoman for the theatre denied that there was any personal animosity and that it was a case of there being'too many chiefs '. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'animosity'
British English: animosity NOUN
Animosity is a strong feeling of dislike and anger.
There's a long history of animosity between the two groups.
Definition of animosity from the Collins English Dictionary
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