Definition of 'enmity'
Example sentences containing 'enmity'
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In the national interest they should bury their enmity and we should have a constructive conversation. The Sun (2016)If mutual enmity is on the rise, there is no shortage of reasons to explain why. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There was no corruption, just nastiness and personal enmity. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The result was a long and bitter enmity between the two peoples, each of whom viewed the other with suspicion and loathing. THE SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT: The Scots' Invention of the Modern World (2002)The historic enmity of the Sunnis and Shias will see to that. The Sun (2016)Between his kind and ours, there's always been enmity and war. The Broken God (1993)In Britain there was no feeling of enmity or hatred for the young Argentinians caught up in the conflict. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)European football's governing body is eager to avoid the pre-match sparring that has fuelled much of the enmity between the old rivals. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It's an ancient enmity that rarely ends well for one of its parties, and so it proved in this rooftop encounter. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But there was no conceivable doubt about where Philippa stood; and there was no question about the mutual enmity of the two worlds. Richard Temple
Trends of 'enmity'
Used Occasionally. enmity is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'enmity'
British English: enmity NOUN
Enmity is a feeling of hatred towards someone that lasts for a long time.
I think there is an historic enmity between them.
Definition of enmity from the Collins English Dictionary
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