What are some alternative words for enmity?

Synonyms for enmity
ˈɛn mɪ ti

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term enmity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hostility, enmity, antagonism(noun)

    a state of deep-seated ill-will

    aggression, hostility, ill will, antagonism

  2. hostility, enmity, ill will(noun)

    the feeling of a hostile person

    "he could no longer contain his hostility"

    aggression, hostility, ill will, antagonism


  1. enmity(noun)

    antagonism, antipathy, animosity, animus, rancor, hostility


  2. enmity(noun)

    The quality of being an enemy; hostile or unfriendly disposition.

    antagonism, animus, antipathy, animosity, rancor, hostility


  3. enmity(noun)

    A state or feeling of opposition, hostility, hatred or animosity.

    antagonism, animus, rancor, animosity, antipathy, hostility


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. enmity

    Enmity is the state of being an enemy or the feeling and disposition characterizing an enemy (compare ENEMY). Animosity denotes a feeling more active and vehement, but often less enduring and determined, than enmity. Enmity distinctly recognizes its object as an enemy, to be met or dealt with accordingly. Hostility is enmity in action; the term hostilities between nations denotes actual armed collision. Bitterness is a resentful feeling arising from a belief that one has been wronged; acrimony is a kindred feeling, but deeper and more persistent, and may arise from the crossing of one's wishes or plans by another, where no injustice or wrong is felt. Antagonism, as between two competing authors or merchants, does not necessarily imply enmity, but ordinarily suggests a shade, at least, of hostile feeling. Malice is a disposition or intent to injure others, for the gratification of some evil passion; malignity is intense and violent enmity, hatred, or malice. Compare synonyms for ACRIMONY; ANGER; HATRED.

    acrimony, animosity, antagonism, bitterness, hatred, hostility, ill will, malevolence, malice, malignity, rancor, spite

    agreement, alliance, amity, concord, friendship, harmony, kindliness, kindness, regard, sympathy

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. enmity

    discord, hate, hostility, malevolence, maliciousness, aversion, malignity, ill-feeling, animosity, opposition, bitterness, acrimony, asperity

    friendship, love, affection, esteem, friendliness, cordiality

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. enmity(n.)

    animosity, hatred, hate, hostility, malignity, malice, aversion, malevolence, rancor, bitterness, ill-will

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. enmity(n)

    hostility, unfriendliness, opposition, antagonism, malignity, hatred, animosity, malevolence, rancor, antipathy, feud

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "enmity":

    hostility, animosity, feud, antagonism, runner, hostile, sprinter, hatred, ill-will

How to pronounce enmity?

US English

How to say enmity in sign language?

  1. enmity

Words popularity by usage frequency


How to use enmity in a sentence?

  1. Paul Sadler:

    It has been said that God's gift is also indescribable because of the grace by which it is given. God, who is rich in mercy, gave the world the gift of His dear Son while we were at enmity with Him. Paul says 'But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us' (Rom. 58). Therefore, in Him we are freely given all things redemption, forgiveness of sins, righteousness, peace, hope, wisdom and knowledge.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Art is beyond the enmity! That’s why you can always love the art of your enemy, even though you hate him!

  3. Joshua Landis:

    Damascus needs the Kurds. The Kurds and Damascus have two things in common: enmity for Turkey and a desire not to see Sunni rebel militias ruling the northeast of Syria, but they don't agree on anything when it comes to ruling northeast Syria.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Your logic, authentic, scientific, and rational response to your opponents will not affect, because of just their enmity. There is only one way left that you keep silence and a smile on their behavior; they will mentally die.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Media cannot be a football ground, nor the tool for anyone. It penetrates the elementary pillar of a state; it forms and represents the language of entire humanity, within its perception of love, peace, respect, justice, harmony, and human rights, far from enmity, and distinctions. Accordingly, it demonstrates its credibility and neutrality.

Translations for enmity

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for enmity »


Find a translation for the enmity synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Images & Illustrations of enmity

  1. enmity

Discuss these enmity synonyms with the community:



    Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


    "enmity." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 20 Jan. 2021. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/enmity>.

    Are we missing a good synonym for enmity?

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a human thesaurus?

    Which of the following words is not a synonym of the others?
    • A. protagonist
    • B. adversary
    • C. opponent
    • D. opposer

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for enmity:

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.