enmity


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en·mi·ty

 (ĕn′mĭ-tē)
n. pl. en·mi·ties
1. Deep-seated, often mutual hatred.
2. 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).

[Middle English enemite, from Old French enemistie, from Vulgar Latin *inimīcitās, from Latin inimīcus, enemy; see enemy.]
Synonyms: enmity, hostility, antagonism, animosity, animus, antipathy
These nouns refer to the feeling or expression of ill will toward another. Enmity is deep-seated hatred that seeks to oppose, harm, or defeat another: "hardhat construction workers—symbols of blue-collar enmity toward the antiwar movement" (Bill Turque).
Hostility is similar to enmity but often suggests an angry reaction or vigilant opposition: "The Court had demonstrated its hostility to affirmative action in several recent cases" (Mari Matsuda & Charles Lawrence III).
Antagonism often suggests mutual hostility: "The antagonism between business—especially big industrial business—and environmentalists appeared to be a war that would never end" (Lis Harris).
Animosity and animus connote visceral emotion: "Just beneath the surface of their civility ... lurked a powerful animosity between Johnson and Kennedy" (Nick Kotz). "The examination became a forum in which [he] could vent his animus against the administration" (Joseph A. McCartin).
Antipathy is deep-seated aversion or repugnance: a long-held antipathy to modern art.

enmity

(ˈɛnmɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
a feeling of hostility or ill will, as between enemies; antagonism
[C13: from Old French enemistié, from enemi enemy]

en•mi•ty

(ˈɛn mɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
a feeling or condition of hostility; hatred; ill will; animosity.
[1250–1300; Middle English enemite < Middle French; Old French enemiste < Vulgar Latin *inimīcitātem, acc. of *inimīcitās < Latin inimīc(us) enemy]

enmity

- "Hatred, ill will," the feelings of an enemy.
See also related terms for hatred.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enmity - a state of deep-seated ill-willenmity - a state of deep-seated ill-will  
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
latent hostility, tension - feelings of hostility that are not manifest; "he could sense her latent hostility to him"; "the diplomats' first concern was to reduce international tensions"
state of war, war - a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply; "war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring"
cold war - a state of political hostility between countries using means short of armed warfare
suspicion - the state of being suspected; "he tried to shield me from suspicion"
2.enmity - the feeling of a hostile personenmity - the feeling of a hostile person; "he could no longer contain his hostility"
hate, hatred - the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
animosity, animus, bad blood - a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility
class feeling - feelings of envy and resentment of one social or economic class for toward another
antagonism - an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility
aggression, aggressiveness - a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
belligerence, belligerency - hostile or warlike attitude or nature
bitterness, rancor, rancour, resentment, gall - a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

enmity

enmity

noun
Deep-seated hatred, as between longtime opponents or rivals:
Translations
عَداوَه، كَراهِيَه
fjendskabhaduvenskab
óvinátta
naidīgumsnaids
düşmanlık

enmity

[ˈenmɪtɪ] N (= hatred) → enemistad f

enmity

[ˈɛnmɪti] ninimitié f
enmity for sb → inimitié pour qn

enmity

nFeindschaft f

enmity

[ˈɛnmɪtɪ] ninimicizia

enmity

(ˈenməti) noun
unfriendliness; hatred.
References in classic literature ?
he exclaimed, and it was characteristic of him that he harbored no enmity.
Two little spotless flags were abroad, the one on a salient angle of the fort, and the other on the advanced battery of the besiegers; emblems of the truth which existed, not only to the acts, but it would seem, also, to the enmity of the combatants.
It was well known that the victim had recognized the bitterness of personal enmity in his persecutor's conduct towards him, and that he declared himself hunted to death for his spoil.
All this enmity and passion had Pearl inherited, by inalienable right, out of Hester's heart.
And I promised, with my hand on my heart, that if all who felt no enmity toward me would come forward and pass before me they should see that only those who re- mained behind would be struck dead.
When they had nothing else to say, it must be always easy to begin abusing Miss Woodhouse; and the enmity which they dared not shew in open disrespect to her, found a broader vent in contemptuous treatment of Harriet.
Though haughty Hate should strike me down, Right, bar approach to me, And grinding Might, with furious frown, Swear endless enmity.
Hidden enmity yesterday," she said, "and open friendship to-day.
Also, because of Nada, Dingaan and Umslopogaas were now at bitter enmity, and for this same cause I was disgraced and a fugitive, and my counsels would no longer be heard in the ear of the king.
For Spirits when they please Can either Sex assume, or both; so soft And uncompounded is their Essence pure, Not ti'd or manacl'd with joynt or limb, Nor founded on the brittle strength of bones, Like cumbrous flesh; but in what shape they choose Dilated or condens't, bright or obscure, Can execute their aerie purposes, And works of love or enmity fulfill.
a proper cause of enmity, and followed up to a bloody issue
This lord, in conjunction with Flimnap the high-treasurer, whose enmity against you is notorious on account of his lady, Limtoc the general, Lalcon the chamberlain, and Balmuff the grand justiciary, have prepared articles of impeachment against you, for treason and other capital crimes.