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Definition of Animosity


  1. Mere spiritedness or courage.
  2. Violent hatred leading to active opposition; active enmity; energetic dislike.

Animosity Quotations

My father was very disappointed by war and fighting. And he thought language could help us out of cycles of revenge and animosity. And so, as a journalist, he always found himself asking lots of questions and trying to gather information. He was always very clear to underscore the fact that Jewish people and Arab people were brother and sister.
Naomi Shihab Nye

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

The most important thing my grandfather taught me was that the most noble way to use your skills, intellect and energy is to defend the marginalized against those with the greatest power - and that the resulting animosity from those in power is a badge of honor.
Glenn Greenwald

When a man fails to see the truth of certain generally accepted views, there is no law compelling him to provoke animosity by announcing his dissent.
George Henry Lewes

Yeah, I have animosity, a chip on my shoulder. But I love, too.
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Animosity Translations

animosity in German is Feindseligkeit
animosity in Norwegian is hat, fiendskap
animosity in Swedish is fientlighet

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