semihostility

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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