Add enmity to one of your lists below, or create a new one. Definitions Clear explanations of natural written and spoken English. Click on the arrows to change the translation direction. Follow us. Choose a dictionary. Clear explanations of natural written and spoken English. Usage explanations of natural written and spoken English. Word Lists. Choose your language. My word lists. Tell us about this example sentence:. The word in the example sentence does not match the entry word. The sentence contains offensive content.
Cancel Submit. Your feedback will be reviewed. She denied any personal enmity towards him. Bitter historical enmities underlie the present violence. Feelings of dislike and hatred. Examples of enmity. The fields, the crops and garden-lands are all in dire enmity with him. From the Cambridge English Corpus. In view of patriotism's association with war and enmity , it may seem strange that any political theorist with universalist sympathies should advocate it.
These examples are from corpora and from sources on the web. Any opinions in the examples do not represent the opinion of the Cambridge Dictionary editors or of Cambridge University Press or its licensors. Despite our best intentions, enmity can arise over differences in values, goals, or style. Thus, under the cooperative and collective sense of gham-khadi often lies another level of relationships fraught with competition, tension and even enmity.
Such putative enmity , ascribed to the local population, always in turn provided good grounds for repression. This relationship was not just one of enmity , however. There was no sign of enmity between the two women.
Rivals find conflict resolution challenging inasmuch as deep mistrust, fear and enmity all characterize their relationship. What tender friendship it produces, and what bitter enmities! This drama did not go so far as to engender enmity between the two women. It was a society of alliances of mutual self-interest and regard set in opposition to competing interests, antagonisms, and enmity. These ideas were given social form through a politics of enmity concerned with defining enemies of the nation and creating corresponding purge categories.
He does not give a direct reply but notes the process ended inter-tribal enmity. This does not deny that other factors of a non-realist nature domestic politics, historical enmity , etc. Enmity seems more likely to emanate from perceived threats to security and prosperity at different times and between peoples all around the world. Translations of enmity in Chinese Traditional. Need a translator? Translator tool. What is the pronunciation of enmity?
Browse enlivening. Test your vocabulary with our fun image quizzes. Image credits. Word of the Day apprenticeship. Read More. New Words half-tourist. January 18, To top. English American Examples Translations.
Get our free widgets. Add the power of Cambridge Dictionary to your website using our free search box widgets. Dictionary apps. Browse our dictionary apps today and ensure you are never again lost for words. Sign up for free and get access to exclusive content:. Free word lists and quizzes from Cambridge. Tools to create your own word lists and quizzes.
Word lists shared by our community of dictionary fans. Sign up now or Log in.