AMITY

amity, cordiality

(noun) a cordial disposition

amity

(noun) a state of friendship and cordiality

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

amity (plural amities)

(formal, literary) Friendship. The cooperative and supportive relationship between people, or animals. In this sense, the term connotes a relationship which involves mutual knowledge, esteem, affection, and respect along with a degree of rendering service to friends in times of need or crisis.

Mutual understanding and a peaceful relationship, especially between nations; peace; accord.

Synonyms

• friendliness

• friendship

Antonyms

• enmity

• hostility

• enemyship

Anagrams

• atimy

Source: Wiktionary


Am"i*ty, n.; pl. Amities. Etym: [F. amitié, OF. amistié, amisté, fr. an assumed LL. amisitas, fr. L. amicus friendly, from amare to love. See Amiable.]

Definition: Friendship, in a general sense, between individuals, societies, or nations; friendly relations; good understanding; as, a treaty of amity and commerce; the amity of the Whigs and Tories. To live on terms of amity with vice. Cowper.

Syn.

– Harmony; friendliness; friendship; affection; good will; peace.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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