(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. animosity, antipathy, enmity; hostility, opposition.Ant., support, friendship.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. enmity, hostility, opposition; see enmity , hatred 1 , 2 .
See Synonym Study at enmity .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
hostility, enmity, opposition, friction, animosity, discord, rancor, clashing, ill will, rivalry.
ANT.: friendliness, agreement, harmony
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Deep-seated hatred, as between longtime opponents or rivals: animosity, animus, antipathy, enmity, hostility, ill will. See LOVE. 2. The condition of being in conflict: antithesis, contradiction, contradistinction, contraposition, contrariety, contrariness, opposition, polarity. See SUPPORT.

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