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Enmity

Enmity

Origin: oe. Enemyte, fr. Enemy: cf. F. Inimitie, OF. Enemistie. See enemy, and cf. Amity.

1. The quality of being an enemy; hostile or unfriendly disposition. No ground of enmity between us known. (Milton)

2. A state of opposition; hostility. The friendship of the world is enmity with god. (James iv. 4)

Synonym: rancor, hostility, hatred, aversion, antipathy, repugnance, animosity, ill will, malice, malevolence. See animosity, rancor.


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