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.