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Definition of animosity noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable, countable] (pl. animosities)
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  1. 1a strong feeling of opposition, anger, or hatred synonym hostility
  2. 2 animosity (toward(s) somebody/something) He felt no animosity toward his critics. animosity (between A and B) personal animosities between members of the two groups
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: animosity