Simple Definition of enmity
: a very deep unfriendly feeling
Full Definition of enmity
: positive, active, and typically mutual hatred or ill will
Examples of enmity
Bin Laden may no longer be supplying directions and funding, but his ethos of enmity lives on. —Michael Hirsh et al., Newsweek, 10 June 2002
What has earned her the enmity of so many peers is her indiscriminate outspokenness. —Karen Springer, Newsweek, 10 June 1996
Battles over slavery in the territories broke the second party system apart and then shaped a realigned system that emphasized sectional enmity. —Mary Beth Norton et al., A People and a Nation, 1988
There's a long history of enmity between them.
His comments earned him the enmity of his coworkers.
We need to put aside old enmities for the sake of peace.
Origin of enmity
Middle English enmite, from Anglo-French enemité, enemisté, from enemi enemy
First Known Use: 13th century
Synonym Discussion of enmity
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