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hostile

[hos-tl or, esp. British, -tahyl]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an enemy: a hostile nation.
2.
opposed in feeling, action, or character; antagonistic: hostile criticism.
3.
characterized by antagonism.
4.
not friendly, warm, or generous; not hospitable.
noun
5.
a person or thing that is antagonistic or unfriendly.
6.
Military. an enemy soldier, plane, ship, etc.

Origin:
1585–95; < Latin hostīlis, equivalent to hostis enemy (see host2) + -īlis -ile

hostilely, adverb
interhostile, adjective
nonhostile, adjective
nonhostilely, adverb
overhostile, adjective
overhostilely, adverb
prehostile, adjective
semihostile, adjective
semihostilely, adverb
unhostile, adjective
unhostilely, adverb

hostel, hostile (see synonym study at the current entry).


1. warlike, aggressive. 2. adverse, averse, contrary. Hostile, inimical indicate that which characterizes an enemy or something injurious to one's interests. Hostile applies to the spirit, attitude, or action of an enemy: They showed a hostile and menacing attitude. Inimical applies to an antagonistic or injurious tendency or influence: Their remarks were inimical to his reputation.


1, 2. friendly. 3. sympathetic.
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hostile (ˈhɒstaɪl)
 
adj
1.  antagonistic; opposed
2.  of or relating to an enemy
3.  unfriendly
 
n
4.  a hostile person; enemy
 
[C16: from Latin hostīlis, from hostis enemy]
 
'hostilely
 
adv

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hostile
late 15c., from M.Fr. hostile "of or belonging to an enemy," from L. hostilis, from hostis "enemy." The noun meaning "hostile person" is recorded from 1838, Amer.Eng., a word from the Indian Wars.
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