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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Enmity or bitterness between individuals or groups.

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

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  • noun a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility

Etymologies

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

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