animosity Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"animosity" in British English

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animositynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌæn.ɪˈmɒs.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ˈmɑː.sə.t̬i/
strongdislike, ​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.
(Definition of animosity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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animositynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌæn·əˈmɑs·ɪ·t̬i/
a ​strongdislike or ​unfriendlyfeeling: [U] I have no animosity toward him ​whatsoever.
(Definition of animosity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “animosity”
in Spanish animosidad…
in Vietnamese hận thù…
in Malaysian kebencian…
in Thai ความเกลียดชัง…
in French animosité…
in German die Feindseligkeit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 仇恨, 敌意, 憎恶…
in Turkish kızgınlık, kin, öfke…
in Russian враждебность, злоба…
in Indonesian kebencian…
in Chinese (Traditional) 仇恨, 敵意, 憎惡…
in Polish animozja…
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