enmity
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈɛn.mɪ.tɪ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɛn.mɪ.tiː/
Noun

enmity

  1. The quality of being an enemy; hostile or unfriendly disposition.
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 242e.
      Some later Muses from Ionia and Sicily reckoned it safest to weave together both versions and say that that which is is both many and one, held together by both enmity and amity.
  2. A state or feeling of opposition, hostility, hatred or animosity.
    • 1945 August 17, George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], chapter 1, in Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, London: Secker & Warburg, OCLC 3655473 ↗:
      I merely repeat, remember always your duty of enmity towards Man and all his ways.
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