Definition of Enmity

1. Noun. A state of deep-seated ill-will.

Exact synonyms: Antagonism, Hostility
Generic synonyms: State
Specialized synonyms: Latent Hostility, Tension, State Of War, War, Cold War, Suspicion
Specialized synonyms: Cold War
Derivative terms: Antagonise, Antagonist, Antagonistic, Antagonistic, Antagonize, Inimical



2. Noun. The feeling of a hostile person. "He could no longer contain his hostility"

Definition of Enmity

1. n. The quality of being an enemy; hostile or unfriendly disposition.

Definition of Enmity

1. Noun. The quality of being an enemy; hostile or unfriendly disposition. ¹

2. Noun. A state or feeling of opposition, hostility, hatred or animosity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Enmity

1. hostility [n -TIES] - See also: hostility

Medical Definition of Enmity

1. Origin: OE. Enemyte, fr. Enemy: cf. F. Inimitie, OF. Enemistie. See Enemy, and cf. Amity. 1. The quality of being an enemy; hostile or unfriendly disposition. "No ground of enmity between us known." (Milton) 2. A state of opposition; hostility. "The friendship of the world is enmity with God." (James iv. 4) Synonym: Rancor, hostility, hatred, aversion, antipathy, repugnance, animosity, ill will, malice, malevolence. See Animosity, Rancor. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Enmity

enmeshing
enmeshment
enmeshments
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enmewed
enmewing
enmews
enmilden
enmildens
enmired
enmist
enmisted
enmisting
enmists
enmities
enmity (current term)
enmossed
enmove
enmoved
enmoves
enmoving
enmuffle
enmuffled
enmuffles
enmuffling
enmure
enmured
enmures
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ennage

Literary usage of Enmity

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1. The Works of Joseph Bellamy by Joseph Bellamy, Tryon Edwards (1850)
"Doth the gospel call fallen man to be reconciled to that character of God, which fallen man, as such, is at enmity against; or only to be reconciled to ..."

2. The Works of the Rev. Joseph Bellamy, D.D., Late of Bethlem, Connecticut by Joseph Bellamy, Noah Benedict (1812)
"fies for sealing ordinances, and that yet a state and course of enmity against God, persisted in, does not, is to strain at a gnat, and to swallow a camel. ..."

3. The Works of President Edwards by Jonathan Edwards, David Brainerd (1830)
"The understanding is under the reigning power of this enmity against God, ... All the affections are governed by enmity against God : there is not one ..."

4. Autobiography and Personal Recollections of John B. Gough: With Twenty-six by John Bartholomew Gough (1870)
"This enmity was developed at a very early stage of my public labor. I had been accused of repeatedly break- ..."

5. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1902)
"But these profane causes of national enmity were fortified and inflamed by the venom of religious zeal. Instead of a kind embrace, an hospitable reception ..."

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