En·mi·ty n.; pl. Enmities
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.
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]
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).