hostile definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, regarding, or characteristic of an enemy: aggressive forces; dangerous functions.
    • Feeling or showing enmity or sick will; antagonistic: a hostile remark.
    • Unfavorable to wellness or well-being; inhospitable or negative: a hostile environment.
    • Belonging or proper to an enemy; showing the disposition of an enemy; showing sick will and malevolence, or a desire to thwart and injure; occupied by an enemy or opponents; inimical; unfriendly
    • Belonging or appropriate to an enemy; showing the personality of an enemy; showing ill might and malevolence, or a desire to thwart and injure; occupied by an enemy or opponents; inimical; unfriendly
    • unsolicited and resisted because of the handling of the target business ( used of tries to buy and take control over a business)
    • characterized by enmity or sick will
    • extremely undesirable to life or development
    • impractical to bring into friendly agreement
    • perhaps not belonging to your own personal nation's forces or those of an ally
  • noun:
    • An antagonistic individual or thing.
    • An enemy in warfare.
    • An enemy.
    • An enemy; esp., an American Indian in hands contrary to the whites; -- commonly when you look at the plural.
    • An enemy: particularly, in america, a hostile Indian; an Indian who's involved with warfare against the whites.
    • troops of the opponent's army causes
  • others:
    • Of or with respect to an enemy: as, dangerous floor.
    • Of inimical personality or tendency; having or displaying enmity or antagonism; antagonistic: as, a hostile manifesto; hostile criticism.
    • Synonyms Averse, Adverse, Inimical, Hostile; unfriendly, warlike. Averse pertains to feeling, adverse to activity: as, I was extremely averse to their going; a detrimental vote; damaging fortune. Inimical expresses both experience and action, generally in personal matters. Hostile additionally expresses both feeling and action, but applies specially to public affairs; where it applies to private things, it conveys either powerful or conspicuous activity or sensation, or both, or all.

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