V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a state of ill-will or hatred

Synonyms: hatred, antipathy, hostility, animosity, rancor

Antonyms: love, friendship, amity

Tips: Enmity has the same root word as enemy, and the words are closely related in meaning. Those with enmity (ill-will, hatred) between them are typically enemies. Amity is an antonym of enmity. Amity is related to the words amiable and amicable, and denotes friendship and friendliness.

Usage Examples:

Thankfully, there is no deep-seated enmity between members of my family. (hostility, animosity)

The enmity between the two countries originated centuries ago, but has caused war in modern times. (hatred, antipathy)

The mens' enmity for each other became clear when they looked into each other's eyes and began shouting insults at one another. (hatred, animosity)

I don't have any enmity toward her; I would just rather not go to her party. (animosity, antipathy)

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