What does the word animosity mean?

Usage examples for animosity

  1. This dislike and animosity were visited upon one generation after another until finally it affected the worldly prosperity of the family. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. In all these months, in which his mother's determination had shown no weakening, his anger had deepened into the bitterest animosity. – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  3. The revulsion from animosity is almost certain to lead to, if not actual friendship, what may easily become so. – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever