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[en-mi-tee] /ˈɛn mɪ ti/
noun, plural enmities.
a feeling or condition of hostility; hatred; ill will; animosity; antagonism.
Origin of enmity
1250-1300; Middle English enemite < Middle French; Old French enemiste < Vulgar Latin *inimīcitāt- (stem of *inimīcitās), equivalent to Latin inimīc(us) enemy + -itāt- -ity
Can be confused
amity, enmity.
malice, acrimony, rancor. Unabridged
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noun (pl) -ties
a feeling of hostility or ill will, as between enemies; antagonism
Word Origin
C13: from Old French enemistié, from enemienemy
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Word Origin and History for enmity

late 14c., from Old French enemistié "enmity, hostile act, aversion," from Vulgar Latin *inimicitatem (nominative *inimicitas), from Latin inimicitia "enmity, hostility," from inimicus "enemy" (see enemy). Related: Enmities.

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