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English adjective: hostile

1. hostile characterized by enmity or ill will


SamplesA hostile nation.
A hostile remark.
Hostile actions.


Similaraggressive, antagonistic, antipathetic, antipathetical, at loggerheads, belligerent, bitter, dirty, head-on, ill, inimical, opponent, opposing, unfriendly


See alsoaggressive, hateful, offensive, unfriendly, unpeaceful, violent


Antonymsamicable

2. hostile not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally


SamplesHostile naval and air forces.


Antonymsfriendly

3. hostile impossible to bring into friendly accord


SamplesHostile factions.


Similarirreconcilable, unreconcilable


Antonymsreconcilable

4. hostile very unfavorable to life or growth


SamplesA hostile climate.
An uncongenial atmosphere.
An uncongenial soil.
The unfriendly environment at high altitudes.


Synonymsuncongenial, unfriendly


Similarinhospitable


Antonymshospitable

5. hostile unsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company ( used of attempts to buy or take control of a business)


SamplesHostile takeover.
Hostile tender offer.
Hostile bid.


Similaraggressive


Domain categorybusiness, business enterprise, commercial enterprise


Antonymsnonaggressive, unaggressive


English noun: hostile

1. hostile (group) troops belonging to the enemy's military forces


SamplesThe platoon ran into a pack of hostiles.


Broader (hypernym)military personnel, soldiery, troops


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine


Antonymsfriendly









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