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enmity

[ en-mi-tee ]
/ ˈɛn mɪ ti /
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noun, plural en·mi·ties.
a feeling or condition of hostility; hatred; ill will; animosity; antagonism.
(in a video game) the targeting for attack of a player character by an enemy, and the circumstance-specific strength of that targeting for any particular character; hate; aggro: Your tank needs to be spamming “Provoke” at that mob to increase his enmity, or else it’s going to turn and target your mages.Use the character’s ranged attack to get enmity.
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Origin of enmity

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English enemite, enmite, from Old French enemi(s)tie, from unattested Vulgar Latin inimīcitāt- (stem of inimīcitās ), equivalent to Latin inimīc(us) “(personal ) enemy” + -itāt- abstract noun suffix; see enemy, -ity

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amity, enmity

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British Dictionary definitions for enmity

enmity
/ (ˈɛnmɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties
a feeling of hostility or ill will, as between enemies; antagonism

Word Origin for enmity

C13: from Old French enemistié, from enemi enemy
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