AskDefine | Define amity

Dictionary Definition



1 a cordial disposition [syn: cordiality]
2 a state of friendship and cordiality

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From Latin amitas, from verb amo, love, + suffix of state -tas. Cf. amicus, friend.



  • 1922: To my native place / Bent upon returning, / Bosom all day burning / To be where my race / Well were known, 'twas much with me / There to dwell in amity. — Thomas Hardy, 'Welcome Home,' in Lyrics Late and Earlier, 1922

Extensive Definition

Amity can refer to the following places:
Amity can also refer to:
amity in German: Amity
amity in French: Amity
amity in Dutch: Amity
amity in Polish: Amity
amity in Portuguese: Amity
amity in Volapük: Amity

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

accord, accordance, affinity, agape, agreement, amiability, amiableness, amicability, amicableness, benevolence, bonds of harmony, brotherly love, caritas, cement of friendship, charity, comity, communion, community, community of interests, compatibility, concord, concordance, congeniality, correspondence, empathy, esprit, esprit de corps, feeling of identity, fellow feeling, fellowship, frictionlessness, friendliness, friendship, good vibes, good vibrations, happy family, harmony, identity, kindliness, kindness, kinship, like-mindedness, love, mutuality, neighborlikeness, neighborliness, oneness, peace, peaceableness, rapport, rapprochement, reciprocity, sharing, sociability, solidarity, sympathy, symphony, team spirit, understanding, unhostility, union, unison, unity, well-affectedness
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