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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Enmity or bitterness among individuals or groups of people.

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  • n. Feelings of hostility or ill will.
  • n. A serious feud or long-standing grudge.
  • n. An inherited immoral or disturbed nature.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility

Etymologies

From Charles Lamb's Essays of Elia (1823). (Wiktionary)

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