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Meaning of ANIMOSITY

Pronunciation:  `anu'mâsitee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility

ANIMOSITY is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: animus, bad blood
 See Also: enmity, hostility, ill will



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\An`i*mos"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Animosities}. [F.
animosit['e], fr. L. animositas. See {Animose}, {Animate}, v.
1. Mere spiritedness or courage. [Obs.] --Skelton.

         Such as give some proof of animosity, audacity, and
         execution, those she [the crocodile] loveth.

2. Violent hatred leading to active opposition; active
   enmity; energetic dislike. --Macaulay.

Syn: Enmity; hatred; opposition. -- {Animosity}, {Enmity}.
     Enmity be dormant or concealed; animosity is active
     enmity, inflamed by collision and mutual injury between
     opposing parties. The animosities which were continually
     springing up among the clans in Scotland kept that
     kingdom in a state of turmoil and bloodshed for
     successive ages. The animosities which have been
     engendered among Christian sects have always been the
     reproach of the church.

           Such [writings] as naturally conduce to inflame
           hatreds and make enmities irreconcilable.

           [These] factions . . . never suspended their
           animosities till they ruined that unhappy
           government.                         --Hume.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: When there is animosity towards you in a dream, it represents your feelings of being rejected and not being able to adapt and belong to a group. You might need to examine the real situation and find out the reasons for your discomfort.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acerbity, acid, acidity, acidulousness, acrimony, animus, antagonism, antipathy, asperity, bad blood, bad feeling, bile, bitter feeling, bitter resentment, bitterness, bitterness of spirit, causticity, choler, contempt, detestation, disaffinity, enmity, feud, gall, gnashing of teeth, hard feelings, hardheartedness, hatred, heartburning, hostility, ill blood, ill feeling, ill will, immediate dislike, loathing, malevolence, malice, personality conflict, rancor, rankling, resentment, slow burn, soreness, sourness, spleen, vendetta, venom, virulence, vitriol