"A 'hostile environment' doesn't mean that every woman on this campus has been harassed," says Brodsky.
But he decided to stay put and create a haven for secularists in his hostile hometown.
He was an alleged extortion victim of Bulger, who had engaged in a hostile takeover of a liquor store that Rakes once owned.
late 15c., from Middle French hostile "of or belonging to an enemy" or directly from Latin hostilis "of an enemy," from hostis "enemy" (see guest). The noun meaning "hostile person" is recorded from 1838, American English, a word from the Indian wars.