enmity

  • 1 enmity — enmity, hostility, antipathy, antagonism, animosity, rancor, animus mean intense deep seated dislike or ill will or a manifestation of such a feeling. Enmity implies more than the absence of amity or a friendly spirit; it suggests positive hatred …

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  • 2 enmity — [en′mə tē] n. pl. enmities [ME enemite < OFr enemistie < VL * inimicitas < L inimicus: see ENEMY] the bitter attitude or feelings of an enemy or of mutual enemies; hostility; antagonism SYN. ENMITY denotes a strong, settled feeling of… …

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  • 3 Enmity — En mi*ty, n.; pl. {Enmities}. [OE. enemyte, fr. enemy: cf. F. inimiti[ e], OF. enemisti[ e]. See {Enemy}, and cf. {Amity}.] 1. The quality of being an enemy; hostile or unfriendly disposition. [1913 Webster] No ground of enmity between us known.… …

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  • 4 enmity — late 14c., from O.Fr. enemistié enmity, hostile act, aversion, from V.L. *inimicitatem (nom. *inimicitas), from L. inimicitia enmity, hostility, from inimicus enemy (see ENEMY (Cf. enemy)). Related: Enmities …

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  • 5 enmity — index alienation (estrangement), belligerency, breach, conflict, contention (opposition), cruelty …

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  • 6 enmity — [n] hatred, animosity acrimony, alienation, animus, antagonism, antipathy, aversion, bad blood*, bitterness, daggers*, detestation, dislike, hate, hostility, ill will, loathing, malevolence, malice, malignancy, malignity, rancor, spite, spleen,… …

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  • 7 enmity — ► NOUN (pl. enmities) ▪ the state of being an enemy; hostility. ORIGIN Old French enemistie, from Latin inimicus enemy …

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  • 8 enmity — n. 1) to stir up enmity 2) to incur smb. s enmity 3) bitter enmity 4) enmity against, towards; among, between * * * [ enmɪtɪ] among between towards bitter enmity to incur smb. s enmity to stir up enmity enmity against …

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  • 9 Enmity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Enmity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 enmity enmity hostility Sgm: N 1 unfriendliness unfriendliness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 discord discord &c. 713 Sgm: N 1 bitterness bitterness rancor …

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  • 10 enmity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bitter ▪ age old, lasting, long standing, old, traditional, undying ▪ He had earned their lasting enmity …

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  • 11 enmity — noun (plural ties) Etymology: Middle English enmite, from Anglo French enemité, enemisté, from enemi enemy Date: 13th century positive, active, and typically mutual hatred or ill will Synonyms: enmity, hostility, antipathy, antagonism, animosity …

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  • 12 Enmity —    Deep rooted hatred. I will put enmity between thee and the woman, between thy seed and her seed (Gen. 3:15). The friendship of the world is enmity with God (James 4:4; 1 John 2:15, 16). The carnal mind is enmity against God (Rom. 8:7). By the… …

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  • 13 enmity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. hostility, unfriendliness, antagonism, opposition, hate, ill will; grudge, rancor, anger, spite, animus, animosity, dislike, antipathy; feud, vendetta. Ant., friendship. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn.… …

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  • 14 enmity — en|mi|ty [ˈenmıti] n plural enmities [U and C] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: enemisté, from enemi; ENEMY] formal a feeling of hatred towards someone enmity between/towards ▪ the enmity between the two communities …

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  • 15 enmity — [[t]e̱nmɪti[/t]] enmities N VAR: usu with supp, oft N between pl n Enmity is a feeling of hatred towards someone that lasts for a long time. I think there is an historic enmity between them... President Mitterrand arrived in Hanoi yesterday to… …

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  • 16 enmity — noun /ˈɛnmɪtɪ/ a) The quality of being an enemy; hostile or unfriendly disposition. Some later Muses from Ionia and Sicily reckoned it safest to weave together both versions and say that that which is is both many and one, held together by both… …

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  • 17 enmity — noun (C, U) formal the feeling of hatred or anger towards someone: We must try to remove the causes of distrust and enmity between the two communities …

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  • 18 enmity — noun a world free from enmity between nations and races Syn: hostility, animosity, antagonism, friction, antipathy, animus, acrimony, bitterness, rancor, resentment, aversion, ill feeling, bad feeling, ill will, bad blood, hatred, hate, loathing …

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  • 19 enmity —   Inaina. To feel enmity, hō enemi, enemi …

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  • 20 enmity — /en mi tee/, n., pl. enmities. a feeling or condition of hostility; hatred; ill will; animosity; antagonism. [1250 1300; ME enemite < MF; OF enemiste < VL *inimicitat (s. of *inimicitas), equiv. to L inimic(us) ENEMY + itat ITY] Syn. malice,… …

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