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Definitions for animosity
ˌæn əˈmɒs ɪ tian·i·mos·i·ty
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animosity, animus, bad bloodnoun
a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility
Violent hatred leading to active opposition; active enmity; energetic dislike.
Etymology: From animosité, from animositas, from animosus, from animus; see animose, animate, transitive verb
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Vehemence of hatred; passionate malignity. It implies rather the disposition to break out into outrages, than the outrage itself.
Etymology: animositas, Lat.
They were sure to bring passion, animosity, and malice enough of their own, what evidence soever they had from others. Edward Hyde, b. viii.
If there is not some method found out for allaying these heats and animosities among the fair sex, one does not know to what outrages they may proceed. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 23.
No religious sect ever carried their aversions for each other to greater heights than our state parties have done; who, the more to inflame their passions, have mixed religious and civil animosities together; borrowing one of their appellations from the church. Jonathan Swift, on the Sentiments of a Church of England man.
mere spiritedness or courage
violent hatred leading to active opposition; active enmity; energetic dislike
Animosity is the third studio album by Sevendust, released on November 13, 2001 through TVT Records. The album appeared on the Billboard 200, remained there for thirteen weeks and peaked at 28 on December 1, 2001. Animosity was certified gold on March 11, 2002 through the Recording Industry Association of America. Sevendust released five variations of the album. Two variations were released in the United States with thirteen tracks, one version with explicit lyrics and the other with censored lyrics. Another explicit lyric version was released in the United States with a bonus track, and another censored version was released with two bonus tracks. The China release featured fifteen tracks. Five singles were released from the album, four of which appeared on the mainstream and modern Billboard charts. "T.O.A.B." was featured in the computer animation Galerians: Rion. "Angel's Son", originally released on Strait Up, a tribute album of Lynn Strait, former lead-singer of the band Snot. Strait died in a car accident on December 11, 1998, at the age of 30.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
an-im-os′i-ti, n. bitter hatred: enmity. [L. animositas, fullness of spirit.]
The numerical value of animosity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of animosity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of animosity in a Sentence
Especially at a time of growing discord, to insinuate outright racial animosity by Republican members of Congress during legitimate debate about the merits and constitutionality of admitting the District of Columbia as a state is unbecoming of a representative and violates the rules of the House, mr. Jones thankfully realized his words were inappropriateand accepted the removal of the words from the record.
I honestly can say right now that I hold no animosity in my heart against this man because I know that he's a sick individual, i feel sadness in my heart for him.
The longer that we allow the political rhetoric of late to continue, and the longer that we tacitly accept it, we create a permission structure that allows the animosity in one corner of our politics to infect our broader society, and animosity breeds animosity.
They had been taught that the enemy must be destroyed, they came from a different world where they learnt to give or follow orders, and not to create or build together. We knew there would be animosity and fear at the beginning.
But the greatest menace to our civilization today is the conflict between giant organized systems of self-righteousness -- each system only too delighted to find that the other is wicked -- each only too glad that the sins give it the pretext for still deeper hatred and animosity.
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- неприязън, враждебностBulgarian
- nepřátelství, odpor, animozitaCzech
- Feindseligkeit, Animosität, Hass, AbneigungGerman
- εχθρότητα, έχθραGreek
- animosidad, animadversiónSpanish
- acrimonia, picca, ripiccaItalian
- wrogość, animozjaPolish
- враждебность, злоба, неприязньRussian
- анимозитет, animozitetSerbo-Croatian
- sự thù oánVietnamese
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