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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


Synonymsaggression


Broader (hypernym)action


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









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