Dictionary.com

enmity

[ en-mi-tee ]
/ ˈɛn mɪ ti /
Save This Word!

noun, plural en·mi·ties.

a feeling or condition of hostility; hatred; ill will; animosity; antagonism.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH enmity

amity, enmity

Words nearby enmity

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for enmity

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
See Today's Synonym