An example of enmity is the feelings held by many who live in Palestine and Israel.
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 *inim&imacron;citas, from Latin inim&imacron;cus, enemy; see enemy.