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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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