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enmity Line breaks: en¦mity
Pronunciation: /ˈɛnmɪti/

Definition of enmity in English:

noun (plural enmities)

[mass noun]
A state or feeling of active opposition or hostility: decades of enmity between the two countries [count noun]: family feuds and enmities
More example sentences
  • 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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