V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a feeling of hostility, resentment, and ill will

Synonyms: antagonism, antipathy, hostility, enmity, dislike

Antonyms: friendliness

Tips: Animosity is derived from the Latin animus, "mind or spirit." Think of your mind and spirit being consumed with negative feelings toward someone or something. Animosity sounds similar to "enmity," which is a synonym. You would have animosity for your enemies.

Usage Examples:

Jack's open animosity finally forced Peter to quit the project. (hostility, dislike)

Since their disagreement, communication between John and Christine have been tinged with animosity. (hostility, enmity)

As much as I try to like her, my animosity for her just keeps growing. (dislike, antipathy)

She incurred so much open animosity from her mother-in-law, that it finally led to her divorce. (hostility, antagonism)

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