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animosity

noun [C or U]     /ˌæn.ɪˈmɒs.ɪ.ti/ US  /-ˈmɑː.sə.t̬i/
strong dislike , opposition , or anger : Of course we're competitive , but there's no personal animosity between us. In spite of his injuries , he bears no animosity towards his attackers . The European Community helped France and Germany forget the old animosities between them.Feelings of dislike and hatred
(Definition of animosity noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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