Animosities
Animosity An`i*mos"i*ty, n.; pl. {Animosities}. [F. animosit['e], fr. L. animositas. See {Animose}, {Animate}, v. t.] 1. Mere spiritedness or courage. [Obs.] --Skelton. [1913 Webster]

Such as give some proof of animosity, audacity, and execution, those she [the crocodile] loveth. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

2. Violent hatred leading to active opposition; active enmity; energetic dislike. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Such [writings] as naturally conduce to inflame hatreds and make enmities irreconcilable. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

[These] factions . . . never suspended their animosities till they ruined that unhappy government. --Hume. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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