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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɛn.mɪ.tɪ/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈɛn.mɪ.tiː/, /ˈɛm.nɪ.tiː/
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enmity (plural enmities)
- The quality of being an enemy; hostile or unfriendly disposition.
- A state or feeling of opposition, hostility, hatred or animosity.
- 1611, Bible (KJV), Genesis 3:15:
- And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
hostile or unfriendly disposition
- enmity in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- enmity in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- “enmity” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]