[ US /ˈɛnməti, ˈɛnmɪti/ ]
[ UK /ˈɛnmɪti/ ]
NOUN
  1. a state of deep-seated ill-will
  2. the feeling of a hostile person
    he could no longer contain his hostility
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How To Use enmity In A Sentence

  • And now he called Ahithophel, and consulted with him what he ought to do: he persuaded him to go in unto his father's concubines; for he said that "by this action the people would believe that thy difference with thy father is irreconcilable, and will thence fight with great alacrity against thy father, for hitherto they are afraid of taking up open enmity against him, out of an expectation that you will be reconciled again. Antiquities of the Jews
  • To him however that feels the same disgust and loathing, the same unutterable shuddering, as I feel, start up within him and shoot through his whole frame at the sight of them, these miscreate deformities, such as toads, beetles, or that most nauseous of all Nature's abortions, the bat, are not indifferent or insignificant: their very existence is a state of direct enmity and warfare against his. The Old Man of the Mountain, The Lovecharm and Pietro of Abano Tales from the German of Tieck
  • I promise to refrain from taking part in feuds and quarrels and from creating enmity.
  • Flemings, and plans of bitter enmity against them; and the sight of his murdered father, with that look and tone of the old Dane, fired his spirit, and breaking from his trance of silent awe and grief, he exclaimed, "I see it, and dearly shall the traitor Fleming abye it! The Little Duke
  • Their friendship was turned to enmity through idle gossip.
  • Their feud dates back almost two centuries with a level of enmity that has only gathered strength over the passing years.
  • The gaiety with which they had set out had somehow vanished; and yet there was no enmity or malice between them.
  • Death is, as one of the ancients observes, [Greek: to ton phoberon phoberotaton], _of dreadful things the most dreadful_: an evil, beyond which nothing can be threatened by sublunary power, or feared from human enmity or vengeance. The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 03 The Rambler, Volume II
  • Such actions increased the enmity between the two groups of black activists and led to more conflict.
  • The nature of all sin, therefore, consists in its enmity, its inconformity to the rule. Pneumatologia
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