enmity enmity  /ˈɛn mə ti/


  1. (n) a state of deep-seated ill-will
  2. (n) the feeling of a hostile person


  1. Aung Gyi earned the enmity of Brigadier Tin Pe, a Marxist theorist and a key member of the Revolutionary Council.
  2. Girded against the enmity of the Palestinians who surround them, the settlers carry on.
  3. Russian Orthodox Church was torn in two by revolution and regicide, by the enmity between communism and capitalism, nearly a century of fulmination and hatred.


  • Egypt Brotherhood backs Syria jihad, denounces Shi'ites

    By Maggie Fick CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood blamed Shi'ites for creating religious strife throughout Islam's history, as the movement joined a call by Sunni clerics for jihad against the Syrian government and its Shi'ite allies. In a striking display of the religious enmity sweeping the region since Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah committed its forces behind Syrian ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "The timing may seem a little tricky after what Bush said," Othman, a Kurd, said in a telephone interview. "But our interests differ from those of the United States. The enmity between the United States and Syria and Iran doesn't benefit the...
    on Jan 14, 2007 By: Mahmoud Othman Source: Washington Post

  2. He reminded his audience at Cairo University that John Adams, one of America's founding fathers, wrote that "the United States has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquillity of Muslims".
    on Jun 4, 2009 By: John Adams Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. "I'm sure I attracted the enmity of a lot of concert promoters ...... by doing this," said Rollins. "But after all this is America and if we can do it ourselves and make it a success, why that's how America was made. ...... It's a good step I...
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: Sonny Rollins Source: Forbes

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