Definition of enmity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈenməti//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈenməti//
[uncountable, countable] (pl. enmities)
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feelings of hatred towards somebody personal enmities and political conflicts Her action earned her the enmity of two or three colleagues. enmity between A and B the traditional problem of the enmity between Protestants and Catholics see also enemy Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French enemi(s)tie, based on Latin inimicus, from in- ‘not’ + amicus ‘friend’.Extra examples his enmity towards the Church the fierce enmity between the two groups Personal enmities and conflicts have soured relations within the department. Their families’ traditional enmity made marriage impossible.
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