A friendly argument: Amity vs enmity

Some writers have a real love/hate relationship with this pair of antonyms.

Amity is the feeling of friendliness that one has: Having known each other since kindergarten, Brook and Kieran enjoyed great amity toward one another.

Enmity is the hostility and animosity you feel toward your enemy: Greece and Turkey have long experienced great enmity toward one another.


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