noun, plural en·mi·ties.
Origin of enmity
Examples from the Web for enmity
Believe what your post-hard-work-day brain will allow, but the enmity went from entrenched to fleeting in a blink of an eye.Betrayal, Blowjobs, and Bitchery: the 'Real Housewives' Get Really Desperate|Tim Teeman|March 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Making peace with your enemies can be pragmatic and lasting; making peace by ignoring their enmity is foolish and sterile.
German-Russian enmity has been a powerful driving force for centuries.Why Europe’s Response to the Cyprus Crisis Has Been Ineffectual|Daniel Gross|March 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Before the revolution, the Army and the Brotherhood had a long history of enmity.Return to Military Rule Sits Uneasily with Egyptians|Mike Giglio|January 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And yet the level of enmity between the press and Sarah Palin somehow has managed a further descent.
It took me a long while to gather it; for we dared not openly ask, and the freetraders regarded me with enmity, if not with scorn.The Master of Ballantrae|Robert Louis Stevenson
"There is neither friendliness nor enmity between the two peoples, as has been said," Lourenço stated.The Pathless Trail|Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
Their friendship is likely to injure a public man more than their enmity.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
A thousand dangers lurk on every side of her—from the enmity of woman, from the selfish cruelty of man.Crying for the Light, Vol. 1 [of 3]|J. Ewing Ritchie
But he had incurred the enmity of Sam Morton, the regular pitcher, and there were several clashes between them.Baseball Joe on the School Nine|Lester Chadwick
British Dictionary definitions for enmity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for enmity
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.