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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.
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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

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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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