Enmity meaning

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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.

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Deep-seated, often mutual hatred.
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The bitter attitude or feelings of an enemy or of mutual enemies; hostility; antagonism.
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A feeling or state of hatred or animosity.
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A state or feeling of opposition, hostility, hatred or animosity.
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The quality of being an enemy; hostile or unfriendly disposition.
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Origin of enmity

  • Middle English enemite from Old French enemistie from Vulgar Latin inimīcitās from Latin inimīcus enemy enemy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French enemisté, ennemistié, from Late Latin *inimīcitās, *inimīcitātem, from Latin inimīcus (“enemy”); cognates: French inimitié, Portuguese inimizade, Spanish enemistad.

    From Wiktionary