- Enmity is defined as a deep and bitter hatred, usually shared between enemies.
An example of enmity is the feelings held by many who live in Palestine and Israel.
the bitter attitude or feelings of an enemy or of mutual enemies; hostility; antagonism
Origin of enmityMiddle English enemite ; from Old French enemistie ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form inimicitas ; from Classical Latin inimicus: see enemy
- Deep-seated, often mutual hatred.
- A feeling or state of hatred or animosity: “More than almost any public man I have ever met, he has avoided exciting personal enmities” (Theodore Roosevelt).
Origin of enmityMiddle English enemite, from Old French enemistie, from Vulgar Latin *inimīcitās, from Latin inimīcus, enemy; see enemy.