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Webster 1913 Edition


Enmity

En′mi-ty

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Enmities
(#)
.
[OE.
enemyte
, fr.
enemy
: cf. F.
inimitié
, OF.
enemistié
. 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.
Syn. – Rancor; hostility; hatred; aversion; antipathy; repugnance; animosity; ill will; malice; malevolence. See
Animosity
,
Rancor
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Enmity

EN'MITY

, n.
1.
The quality of being an enemy; the opposite of friendship; ill will; hatred; unfriendly dispositions; malevolence. It expresses more than aversion and less than malice,and differs from displeasure in denoting a fixed or rooted hatred, whereas displeasure is more transient.
I will put enmity between thee and the woman. Gen.3.
The carnal mind is enmity against God.Rom. 8.
2.
A state of opposition.
The friendship of the world is enmity with God. James 4.

Definition 2022


enmity

enmity

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Alternative forms

Noun

enmity (plural enmities)

  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.

Quotations

  • 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.

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References

  • enmity in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • enmity in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • Notes:
  1. 1 2 3 enmity” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]