bad blood


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bad blood

n.
Enmity or bitterness between individuals or groups.

bad blood

n
a feeling of intense hatred or hostility; enmity

bad′ blood′


n.
unfriendly or hostile relations; enmity.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bad blood - a feeling of ill will arousing active hostilitybad blood - a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility
ill will, enmity, hostility - the feeling of a hostile person; "he could no longer contain his hostility"
References in classic literature ?
If there is bad blood between you and them," said I, to soften it off a little.
But don't imagine to yourself that I make myself bad blood on that account.
If we had not been all nearly on an equality in the matter of wages, these distinctions would have made bad blood among us.
Pity, that was; pity to put that kind of a strain on us, because there was bad blood between us from a couple of weeks back, and we was only friends in the way of business.
His compunctions cooled as the self-satisfaction of a near revenge crowded out the finer instincts that had for a moment asserted themselves--the good that he had inherited from the slave woman was once again submerged in the bad blood that had come down to him from his royal sire; as, in the end, it always was.
In the country, people have less pretension to knowledge, and are less of companions, but for that reason they affect one's amour-propre less: one makes less bad blood, and can follow one's own course more quietly.
And Old Maid Pyncheon having got herself in debt by the cent-shop,--and the Judge's pocket-book being well filled,--and bad blood amongst them already
I was entitled to these remains, and could have enforced my right; but rather than have bad blood about the matter, I said we would toss up for them.
I have long realized that he was only wise to maintain silence at the expense of perilous amenities, and as fully justified in those secret and solitary sorties which made bad blood in my veins.
After that, as you know, there can be no bad blood between us.
All its disputes, all its ill-will and bad blood, rise up before you.
Tulkinghorn followed up these inquiries to the hour of his death and that he and Lady Dedlock even had bad blood between them upon the matter that very night.