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Definition of: enmity

(enmə·tē) noun plural ·ties
1. The spirit of an enemy; hostility.
2. The state of being an enemy; a hostile condition. [<OF enemistié, ult. <L inimicus hostile <in- not + amicus a friend] Synonyms: acrimony, animosity, antagonism, bitterness, hatred, hostility, malevolence, malice, malignity, rancor, spite. Enmity is the state of being an enemy or the feeling and disposition characterizing an enemy (compare ENEMY). Animosity denotes a feeling more active and vehement, but often less enduring and determined, than enmity. Hostility is enmity in action; the term hostilities between nations denotes actual armed collision. Bitterness is a resentful feeling arising from a belief that one has been wronged; acrimony is a kindred feeling, but deeper and more persistent, and may arise from the crossing of one's wishes or plans by another, where no injustice or wrong is felt. Antagonism does not necessarily imply enmity, but ordinarily suggests a shade, at least, of hostile feeling. Malice is a disposition or intent to injure others, for the gratification of some evil passion; malignity is intense and violent enmity, hatred, or malice. Compare synonyms for ACRIMONY, ANGER, FEUD, HATRED. Antonyms: agreement, alliance, amity, concord, friendship, harmony, kindliness, kindness, regard, sympathy.

Most often used phrases:

personal enmity
bitter enmity
french german enmity
mutual enmity
lasting enmity
long standing enmity
great enmity
political enmity
enmity hatred
open enmity
historical enmity
traditional enmity
put enmity
undying enmity
deep enmity

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