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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Example sentences
Your hostilities say more about you than about the object of your criticism.
The end of fighting did not bring an end to hostilities.
The decision to use oil as a weapon was made prior to the opening of
  hostilities.
Sometimes it fades into the background as cease-fires or negotiations quiet the
  hostilities.
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