These nouns refer to the feeling or expression of deep-seated ill will.
Enmity is hatred such as might be felt for an enemy:
- the wartime enmity of the two nations.
- "If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find . . . enough to disarm all hostility" (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow).
- "the early struggles of famous authors, the notorious antagonism of publishers and editors to any new writer of exceptional promise" (Edith Wharton).
- overcame her animosity toward her parents.
- filled with rancor after losing his job.
- an antipathy to social pretension.
- an inexplicable animus against intellectuals.
.... The American Heritage