animosity animosity  /ˌæ nə ˈmɑ sə ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The police claimed that racial animosity and revenge are the likely motives for the arson that happened last night.
  2. The latent animosity between the two countries came out in the open during the summit meeting.
  3. Encouraging animosity between rivals can also foster keen rivalry in competitions.

News

  1. Waikiki murder case goes before appeal court

    An attorney representing a federal agent charged with murdering a man inside a Waikiki McDonald's says the case should move to federal court because of publicity about racial issues and animosity toward the federal government in Hawaii.      State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy's attorney Karl Blanke argued before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Honolulu Tuesday.  Blanke ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KITV Honolulu

  2. Federal agent wants his murder trial transferred to federal court

    The trial of a federal agent charged with killing a man inside a Waikiki McDonald's should be moved to U.S. District Court because publicity about racial issues and animosity toward the federal government could hinder a fair trial in state court, his attorney argued Tuesday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser

  3. Korea talks raise hopes; history may scuttle them

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The two Koreas will hold their highest-level talks in years Wednesday in an effort to restore scrapped joint economic projects and ease animosity marked by recent threats of nuclear war. That in itself is progress, though there are hints that disputes in their bloody history could thwart efforts to better ties.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man," Carter said in portions of an interviewed aired Wednesday on the "Today" show.
    on Sep 16, 2009 By: Jimmy Carter Source: Reuters Blogs (blog)

  2. "This is a bill where people who live here in our country will be treated without amnesty but without animosity," Mr Bush said at the time.
    on May 15, 2006 By: President Bush Source: BBC News

  3. "The agreement will help enforce our borders, but equally importantly, will also treat people with respect ...... without amnesty but without animosity," President Bush said.
    on May 17, 2007 By: Arlen Specter Source: KGET 17

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