enmity

Enmity means intense hostility. If you're a football fanatic, you feel enmity for your opposing team.

Enmity comes from the same Latin root as enemy, and means the state of being an enemy. If you have always hated someone, you have a history of enmity with that person. Enmity is stronger than antagonism or animosity, which imply competitive feeling but don't go all the way to enemy status. Hopefully you are a peacemaker and don't experience too much enmity in your life.

Definitions of enmity
  1. noun
    a state of deep-seated ill-will
    synonyms: antagonism, hostility
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    Cold War
    a state of political hostility that existed from 1945 until 1990 between countries led by the Soviet Union and countries led by the United States
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    latent hostility, tension
    feelings of hostility that are not manifest
    state of war, war
    a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
    cold war
    a state of political hostility between countries using means short of armed warfare
    suspicion
    the state of being suspected
    proxy war
    a war instigated by a major power that does not itself participate
    cloud
    suspicion affecting your reputation
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    state
    the way something is with respect to its main attributes
  2. noun
    the feeling of a hostile person
    synonyms: hostility, ill will
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    animosity, animus, bad blood
    a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility
    class feeling
    feelings of envy and resentment of one social or economic class for toward another
    antagonism
    an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility
    aggression, aggressiveness
    a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
    belligerence, belligerency
    hostile or warlike attitude or nature
    bitterness, gall, rancor, rancour, resentment
    a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
    warpath
    hostile or belligerent mood
    heartburning
    intense resentment
    huffishness, sulkiness
    a feeling of sulky resentment
    grievance, grudge, score
    a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation
    enviousness, envy
    a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another
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    hate, hatred
    the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
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