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English noun: hostility

1. hostility (attribute) a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition

SamplesHe could not conceal his hostility.

Synonymsill will

Broader (hypernym)unfriendliness

Narrower (hyponym)virulence, virulency

2. hostility (state) a state of deep-seated ill-will

Synonymsantagonism, enmity

Broader (hypernym)state

Narrower (hyponym)cold war, latent hostility, state of war, suspicion, tension, war

Instance hyponymCold War

3. hostility (feeling) the feeling of a hostile person

SamplesHe could no longer contain his hostility.

Synonymsenmity, ill will

Broader (hypernym)hate, hatred

Narrower (hyponym)aggression, aggressiveness, animosity, animus, antagonism, bad blood, belligerence, belligerency, bitterness, class feeling, gall, rancor, rancour, resentment

4. hostility (act) violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked


Broader (hypernym)action

Narrower (hyponym)force, meat grinder, pillage, pillaging, plundering, violence

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