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Definition 1: the feeling of a hostile person - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where enmity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he could no longer contain his hostility

Synonyms for enmity in the sense of this definition

(enmity is a kind of ...) the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action

(... is a kind of enmity ) a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility

(... is a kind of enmity ) feelings of envy and resentment of one social or economic class for toward another

(... is a kind of enmity ) an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility

(... is a kind of enmity ) a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack

(... is a kind of enmity ) hostile or warlike attitude or nature

(... is a kind of enmity ) a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

Definition 2: a state of deep-seated ill-will - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for enmity in the sense of this definition

(enmity is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

(... is a kind of enmity ) feelings of hostility that are not manifest

"he could sense her latent hostility to him" "the diplomats' first concern was to reduce international tensions"

(... is a kind of enmity ) a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply

"war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring"

(... is a kind of enmity ) a state of political hostility between countries using means short of armed warfare

(... is a kind of enmity ) the state of being suspected

"he tried to shield me from suspicion"

(... is an instance of enmity) a state of political hostility that existed from 1945 until 1990 between countries led by the Soviet Union and countries led by the United States

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