(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. hostility, unfriendliness, antagonism, opposition, hate, ill will; grudge, rancor, anger, spite, animus, animosity, dislike, antipathy; feud, vendetta. Ant., friendship.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. antagonism, hostility, animosity, malice, rancor, ill will; see also hatred 1 , 2 .
Syn.- enmity denotes a strong, settled feeling of hatred, whether concealed, displayed, or latent; hostility usually suggests enmity expressed in active opposition, attacks, etc.; animosity suggests bitterness of feeling that tends to break out in open hostility; antagonism stresses the mutual hostility or enmity of persons, forces, etc.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n.
[EN muh tee]
hatred, deep hostility.
There was obvious enmity between the divorcing couple.
SYN.: hatred, hostility, antagonism, animosity, malevolence, acrimony, spite, bitterness, loathing, venom, malice, *bad blood.
ANT.: love, adoration, affection
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Deep-seated hatred, as between longtime opponents or rivals: animosity, animus, antagonism, antipathy, hostility, ill will. See LOVE.

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