Animosity : Synonyms and Antonyms


( Noun )

The animosity between India and Pakistan will come to an end sooner by the efforts of well-wishers of both countries.


1. Acrimony

2. Animus

3. Antagonism

4. Antipathy

5. Bad blood

6. Bitterness

7. Enmity

8. Hatred

9. Ill will

10. Malevolence

11. Malice

12. Rancor

13. Virulence

14. Resentment

Contextual Examples:

The dispute was settled without acrimony.

The antagonism he felt towards his old enemy was still very strong.

She made no attempt to hide her feelings of antipathy.

The pay cut caused bitterness and resentment among the staff.

I do not understand his enmity towards his parents.

She certainly bears you no malice.


1. Amity

2. Benevolence

3. Congeniality

4. Friendliness

5. Friendship

6. Goodwill

7. Harmony

8. Kindness

9. Love

10. Rapport

11. Sympathy

Contextual Examples:

The aim of the conference is to promote international friendship.

He did it entirely out of kindness, not for money.

He shows little love towards her.

He has developed very good rapport with his pupils.

Given goodwill on both sides I am sure we can reach agreement.

She showed no sympathy when I told her I am in trouble.

The Synonyms and Antonyms form an integral part of the English Language. Acquaintance with the vocabulary of the English language is a necessity for effective expression either in written or in an oral from. Synonyms are nothing but the similar meanings of a particular word or its semantic relation. A Synonym is a word or a phrase that means the same as another word or a phrase in the same language. Antonyms are the negative connotation of a particular word. An Antonym is a word or phrase that is opposite in meaning to a particular word or a phrase in the same language.

Synonyms and Antonyms Index

Vocabulary| English Teacher| Etymology| Longest Word | Letter Writing

From Animosity to HOME PAGE