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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enmity  \En"mi*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Enmities}.  [OE.  enemyte  fr  enemy: 
  cf  F.  inimiti['e],  OF  enemisti['e].  See  {Enemy},  and  cf 
  {Amity}.] 
  1.  The  quality  of  being  an  enemy;  hostile  or  unfriendly 
  disposition. 
 
  No  ground  of  enmity  between  us  known  --Milton. 
 
  2.  A  state  of  opposition;  hostility. 
 
  The  friendship  of  the  world  is  enmity  with  God. 
  --James  iv  4. 
 
  Syn:  Rancor;  hostility;  hatred;  aversion;  antipathy; 
  repugnance;  animosity;  ill  will  malice;  malevolence. 
  See  {Animosity},  {Rancor}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enmity 
  n  1:  a  state  of  deep-seated  ill-will  [syn:  {hostility},  {antagonism}] 
  2:  the  feeling  of  a  hostile  person;  "he  could  no  longer  contain 
  his  hostility"  [syn:  {hostility},  {ill  will}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Enmity 
  deep-rooted  hatred.  "I  will  put  enmity  between  thee  and  the 
  woman,  between  thy  seed  and  her  seed"  (Gen.  3:15).  The 
  friendship  of  the  world  is  "enmity  with  God"  (James  4:4;  1  John 
  2:15,  16).  The  "carnal  mind"  is  "enmity  against  God"  (Rom.  8:7). 
  By  the  abrogation  of  the  Mosaic  institutes  the  enmity"  between 
  Jew  and  Gentile  is  removed.  They  are  reconciled,  are  "made  one" 
  (Eph.  2:15,  16). 
 




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