comity

[k_ˈɒ_m_ɪ_t_ɪ], [kˈɒmɪtɪ], [kˈɒmɪtɪ]

Antonyms for comity:

bitterness, malevolence, grudge, dissension, spitefulness, malignity, dissent, schism, gall, divorce, turmoil, despite, malignancy, conflict, discord, alienation, strife, bad blood, maliciousness, nastiness, disturbance, unfriendliness, antipathy, malice, breach, rupture, jaundice, estrangement, malignance, meanness, antagonism, scission, animosity, severance, variance, spleen, disorder, enmity, dissidence, animus, viciousness, hostility, hatred, venom, anarchy, hatefulness, cattiness, rancor, spite.


Definitions of comity:

  1.   Mildness and suavity of manners; courtesy between equals; friendly civility; as, comity of manners; the comity of States. – Newage Dictionary DB
  2.   Kindly consideration; friendliness; courtesy. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3.   Civility; politeness; courtesy between nations. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Courteousness: civility. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   Courtesy; civility; in international law, acts of courtesy between nations and states. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   a state or atmosphere of harmony or mutual civility and respect – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7.   Courtesy; civility. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Usage examples for comity:

  1. “ " Th' comity was disthracted. ” – Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen by Finley Peter Dunne
  2. This comity is subtle and intangible in character, yet it exists, and under certain circumstances it is capable of momentous manifestations. ” – The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
  3. She had forced her way into the comity of the great nations. ” – Ancient Egypt by George Rawlinson Other: Arthur Gilman
  4. Concession to the claims and pretensions of the other pacific nations is likely to go farther than might once have been expected, particularly in the way of concession to any demand for greater international comity and less international discrimination; essentially concession looking to a reduction of national pretensions and an incipient neutralisation of national interests. ” – An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation by Thorstein Veblen
  5. That such conflicts are so infrequent is mainly due to a spirit of comity which the judges of each sovereignty should and generally do show to those of the other. ” – The American Judiciary by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD
  6. If the defendant be served outside of the state of Nevada, either personally or by publication and mailing, and should not make an appearance in the case, the case goes by default and the decree, which is held valid in most cases as a matter of comity is seriously questioned in the states of New York, Massachusetts and Illinois. ” – Reno A Book of Short Stories and Information by Lilyan Stratton
  7. It is true, the more genial spokesmen of the project are given to the view that what is to come of it all is a comity of neutral nations, amicably adjusting their own relations among themselves in a spirit of peace and good- will. ” – An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation by Thorstein Veblen
  8. And if again some great man could arise in England, who could see and correct the follies of his nation in their conduct as to us, and by exercising justice and comity towards ours, bring both into a state of temperate and useful friendship, it is possible we might thus attain the place we ought to occupy between these two nations, without being degraded to the condition of mere partisans of either. ” – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  9. Between nations extradition is regarded as a matter of comity and is based upon special treaty. ” – Studies in Civics by James T. McCleary
  10. The International Bureau of American Republics is doing a broad and useful work for Pan American commerce and comity – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  11. Above the din of battle I heard a voice emerging from Geordie's head, which head emerged from his opponent's oxter- " Dinna mark me, Jock, dinna mark me; for we're gaun to hae the bairn baptized i' the kirk the morn," and I knew not which to admire more, Geordie's moral versatility, or the beautiful comity of war. ” – St. Cuthbert's by Robert E. Knowles
  12. “ Thim that takes two goes on th' comity iv th' wave iv rayform. ” – Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen by Finley Peter Dunne
  13. “ Anny information I possess I'll keep tucked away in this large an' commodjous mind cage, an' not be dealin' it out to th' likes iv ye, as though I was a comity iv th' Civic Featheration, ' he says. ” – Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen by Finley Peter Dunne
  14. And so it came to pass that within the same minute that Fred raised his rifle, the Winnebago who sat in the middle waved his hand toward him as a sign of comity – The Hunters of the Ozark by Edward S. Ellis
  15. With a right comity of arrangement no nation need be shut away from a free access to the open paths of the world's commerce. ” – My Three Years in America by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
  16. And one disorderly imp of the mind will upset the whole comity of sleep. ” – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner

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