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enmity Syllabification: en·mi·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈenmədē/

Definition of enmity in English:

noun (plural enmities)

The state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something: enmity between Protestants and Catholics family feuds and enmities
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  • There may, however, be more to the conflict than just historical enmity.
  • Further change may even see the disappearance of religious enmity from our press boxes - or maybe that's too much to ask.
  • In other cases, there would be fierce debate, enmity and bitter recrimination.


Middle English: from Old French enemi(s)tie, based on Latin inimicus (see enemy).

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