What does animosity mean?

Definitions for animosity
ˌæn əˈmɒs ɪ tian·i·mos·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. animosity, animus, bad bloodnoun

    a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility


  1. animositynoun

    Violent hatred leading to active opposition; active enmity; energetic dislike.

  2. Etymology: From animosité, from animositas, from animosus, from animus; see animose, animate, transitive verb

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Animositynoun

    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.


  1. animosity

    Animosity is a strong feeling of hostility, hatred, or dislike towards someone or something. It is often associated with ill will, resentment, or enmity expressed through negative attitudes, behaviors or actions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Animosityverb

    mere spiritedness or courage

  2. Animosityverb

    violent hatred leading to active opposition; active enmity; energetic dislike


  1. Animosity

    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

  1. Animosity

    an-im-os′i-ti, n. bitter hatred: enmity. [L. animositas, fullness of spirit.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of animosity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of animosity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of animosity in a Sentence

  1. Tim Parlatore:

    This entire case was built on a small group of people that had personal animosity towards Eddie Gallagher.

  2. Herbert Butterfield:

    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.

  3. Jim Meskimen:

    There was no animosity, i thought they worked together really well. They had very different energies, but they were very friendly to each other. And it looked like they went on to be friends for quite some time. It was a good pairing. Will was very friendly, outgoing and a good host. People were coming to his house to work on his show. They were guests. But he treated everyone with respect, me included. He made everyone feel welcomed right away and the set was fun. We would even make a big circle where we’d put our arms around one another and wish each other the best. There was a nice spirit on set.

  4. charlotte bronte, Jane Eyre, page 62:

    Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.

  5. Mandela Barnes:

    Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers look at the incendiary remarks that the President has made ; they centered an entire convention around creating more animosity and creating more division around what is going on in Kenosha.

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