hostility

[ho-stil-i-tee]
noun, plural hostilities.
1.
a hostile state, condition, or attitude; enmity; antagonism; unfriendliness.
2.
a hostile act.
3.
opposition or resistance to an idea, plan, project, etc.
4.
hostilities.
a.
acts of warfare.
b.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English hostilite < Latin hostīlitās. See hostile, -ity

nonhostility, noun
overhostility, noun
prehostility, noun, plural prehostilities.
semihostility, noun


1. animosity, animus, ill will, hatred. 4. fighting, conflict.


1. friendliness. 4. peace.
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hostility (hɒˈstɪlɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  enmity or antagonism
2.  an act expressing enmity or opposition
3.  (plural) fighting; warfare

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hostility
1530s, from M.Fr. hostilité "enmity," from L.L. hostilitatem (nom. hostilitas) "enmity," from L. hostilis, from hostis "enemy."
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After a few weeks of maintaining the status quo, hostility by a subset of
  students reared its ugly head again.
Yet the prevailing attitude toward information about learning still ranges from
  infinite caution to outright hostility.
No residue of hostility remains.
Many of these tales are greeted with skepticism and even hostility from
  historians.
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