bad blood

bad blood
a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility
Syn: ↑animosity, ↑animus
Hypernyms: ↑hostility, ↑enmity, ↑ill will

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bad blood existing between Beaver Island Mormons and mainland fishermen — American Guide Series: Michigan

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unfriendly or hostile relations; enmity; hostility; animosity: When the territory was being settled there was bad blood between the farmers and the ranchers.

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bad blood noun
Angry or hostile feeling (also bad feeling)
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Main Entry:bad

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bad blood UK US noun [uncountable]
angry feelings that people still have towards each other because of something that happened in the past
Thesaurus: anger and annoyancesynonym

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bad blood,
very unfriendly feeling; hatred: »

There was bad blood between Cain and Abel. Bad blood between key lawmakers will keep Congress roiled up for months (Wall Street Journal).

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n. ill feeling

there has always been bad blood between these families

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noun [noncount]
: feelings of dislike between two people or groups

There's been a lot of bad blood between them since their quarrel.

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