[ en-mi-tee ]
/ ˈɛn mɪ ti /

noun, plural en·mi·ties.

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
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/ (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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