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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Kind of a simple no-brainer, this one. “Anti” implies the the same sort of sentiment as “contra” as a prefix. Negative. Contentious.
OED shows a separate origin for “animosity”:
1432, “vigor,” from L. animositatem (nom. animositas), from animosus “bold, spirited.” Sense of “hostile feeling” is first recorded 1605, from a secondary sense in L. (see animus).
Antimosity has over 1000 g-hits:
I’ve seen some antimosity between some of the players (which I don’t understand), and I know there are a couple other places to play scrabble at. ...
www.igl.net/php/page.php?p=msg&t=base&l … 1&svr=cgi1 – 27k
I had a feeling this thread might be a mistake…..and you wonder why Axl has so much antimosity towards his “so called” fans. ...
mygnrforum.com/lofiversion/index.php/t104040.html – 52k – Cached – Similar pages
I don’t understand your antimosity against North College Hill. OJ showed up on his own accord, AAU teammates Walker & Ellis followed. ...
rocketcorner.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4904&pid=80182&mode=threaded&start= – 80k – Cached – Similar pages
And of course, antipathy carries a similar meaning, so perhaps it has inadvertently entered the mix.
Feeling quite combobulated.
An excellent find—such a negative feeling deserves a negative prefix.
Here is a way to put the animal back into animosity.
There is a lot animalsity crowling in this political jagon. The country is slowly drifting into dictatorship.
This isn’t making anybody happy, really, step back from the scene before it turns into absolute animalsity.
I’m stripping nude the brains of e’m honourables. ... You can see clearly their extended generocity printed on their bellies. ... When the politician roast s his butt on hot coals planted by his rival, then he remembers he had a community. Now he poisons the community with hate and animalsity to his deffence and vanish when they are into each other throats only to appear later claiming innocence.
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Good gifts coming out of the stocking this year. A peal of Christmas bells for animalsity/animalisity (yes, a few more examples with the middle “i”).