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hos·tile

 (hŏs′təl, -tīl′)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of an enemy: hostile forces; hostile acts.
2. Feeling or showing enmity or ill will: interpreted the remark as hostile.
3. Being in opposition; opposed: hostile to the proposal.
4. Unfavorable to health or well-being; inhospitable or adverse: a hostile climate.
n.
1. An antagonistic person or thing.
2. An enemy in warfare.

[Latin hostīlis, from hostis, enemy; see ghos-ti- in Indo-European roots.]

hos′tile·ly adv.

hostile

(ˈhɒstaɪl)
adj
1. antagonistic; opposed
2. of or relating to an enemy
3. unfriendly
n
a hostile person; enemy
[C16: from Latin hostīlis, from hostis enemy]
ˈhostilely adv

hos•tile

(ˈhɒs tl; esp. Brit. -taɪl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to an enemy.
2. opposed in feeling, action, or character; antagonistic: hostile criticism.
3. not friendly or hospitable.
n.
4. one that is hostile.
[1585–95; < Latin hostīlis=host(is) enemy]
hos′tile•ly, adv.

hostile

In combat and combat support operations, an identity applied to a track declared to belong to any opposing nation, party, group, or entity, which by virtue of its behavior or information collected on it such as characteristics, origin, or nationality contributes to the threat to friendly forces. See also neutral; suspect; unknown.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hostile - troops belonging to the enemy's military forces; "the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
military personnel, soldiery, troops - soldiers collectively
friendly - troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces; "friendlies came to their rescue"
Adj.1.hostile - characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions"
aggressive - having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers"
unfriendly - not disposed to friendship or friendliness; "an unfriendly coldness of manner"; "an unfriendly action to take"
hateful - evoking or deserving hatred; "no vice is universally as hateful as ingratitude"- Joseph Priestly
offensive - for the purpose of attack rather than defense; "offensive weapons"
unpeaceful - not peaceful; "unpeaceful times"; "an unpeaceful marriage"
violent - acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity; "a violent attack"; "a violent person"; "violent feelings"; "a violent rage"; "felt a violent dislike"
amicable - characterized by friendship and good will
2.hostile - not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally; "hostile naval and air forces"
friendly - of or belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally; "in friendly territory"; "he was accidentally killed by friendly fire"
3.hostile - impossible to bring into friendly accord; "hostile factions"
irreconcilable, unreconcilable - impossible to reconcile; "irreconcilable differences"
4.hostile - very unfavorable to life or growthhostile - very unfavorable to life or growth; "a hostile climate"; "an uncongenial atmosphere"; "an uncongenial soil"; "the unfriendly environment at high altitudes"
inhospitable - unfavorable to life or growth; "the barren inhospitable desert"; "inhospitable mountain areas"
5.hostile - unsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company ( used of attempts to buy or take control of a business); "hostile takeover"; "hostile tender offer"; "hostile bid"
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
aggressive - having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers"

hostile

adjective
1. antagonistic, anti (informal), opposed, opposite, contrary, inimical, ill-disposed hostile to the idea of foreign intervention
3. inhospitable, adverse, alien, uncongenial, unsympathetic, unwelcoming, unpropitious some of the most hostile climatic conditions in the world
inhospitable congenial, hospitable

hostile

adjective
1. Of or engaged in warfare:
Idiom: at war.
2. Having or showing an eagerness to fight:
3. Inclined to act in a hostile way:
4. Feeling or showing unfriendliness:
Translations
عِدائيعِدائي، عُدوانيعِدَائِيٌّمُعادٍ
nepřátelský
fjendtligfjendtligsindet
vihamielinen
neprijateljski
fjandsamleguróvina-óvinveittur, fjandsamlegur
敵意のある
적대적인
karo veiksmaipriešo
ienaidnieka-kareivīgi noskaņotsnaidīgs
sovražen
fientlig
ไม่เป็นมิตร
thù địch

hostile

[ˈhɒstaɪl] (US) [ˈhɒstəl] ADJ
1. (= antagonistic) [person, question, atmosphere] → hostil
to get a hostile receptiontener una recepción hostil
to be hostile to or towards sth/sbser hostil a algo/con algn
hostile witness (Law) → testigo m hostil or desfavorable
2. (Mil) [force, aircraft, territory] → hostil
3. (= unfavourable) [conditions, weather, environment] → adverso, desfavorable
4. (Econ, Fin) → hostil
a hostile takeover biduna OPA hostil

hostile

[ˈhɒstaɪl] adj
[person, mood] → hostile; [reaction, reception] → hostile
to be hostile to sb → être hostile à qn
[army, territory] → ennemi(e); [fire] → ennemi(e)
[weather, conditions, environment] → hostilehostile bid hostile takeover bid nOPA f hostile

hostile

adj
(= antagonistic) person (in attitude, feelings) → feindselig; (= opposed in principle) person, society, press, governmentfeindlich (gesinnt); question, attitude, reception, atmospherefeindselig; (Mil) fire, forces, aircraftfeindlich; to feel hostilefeindselig (gesinnt) sein; to be hostile to somebodysich jdm gegenüber feindselig verhalten; to be hostile to or toward(s) somethingeiner Sache (dat)feindlich gegenüberstehen; a church hostile to any form of birth controleine Kirche, die jede Art von Geburtenkontrolle ablehnt
(= unfavourable) conditions, environment, weatherunwirtlich
(Econ, Fin) bid, takeover, bidderfeindlich

hostile

[ˈhɒstaɪl] adj hostile (to)ostile (a)

hostile

(ˈhostail) adjective
1. unfriendly; warlike. hostile tribesmen.
2. belonging to an enemy. a hostile army.
3. showing dislike or opposition to something. a hostile attitude.
hoˈstilities (-ˈsti-) noun plural
acts of war; battles. The two countries were engaged in hostilities.
hoˈstility (-ˈsti-) noun
unfriendliness; opposition.

hostile

عِدَائِيٌّ nepřátelský fjendtlig feindlich εχθρικός hostil vihamielinen hostile neprijateljski ostile 敵意のある 적대적인 vijandig fiendtlig wrogi hostil враждебный fientlig ไม่เป็นมิตร düşmanca thù địch 敌对的

hostile

a. hostil; enemigo-a.

hostile

adj hostil
References in classic literature ?
It is to be added also that a prince can never secure himself against a hostile people, because of their being too many, whilst from the nobles he can secure himself, as they are few in number.
As soon as the detachment had had sufficient time to ascend beyond the hostile country of the Sioux, Mr.
HAVING heard that the State was about to be invaded by a hostile army, a War-horse belonging to a Colonel of the Militia offered his services to a passing Miller.
are in agitation between the stag and his mistress, any hostile beasts should venture too near, on the first hint given by the frighted hind, fierce and tremendous rushes forth the stag to the entrance of the thicket; there stands he centinel over his love, stamps the ground with his foot, and with his horns brandished aloft in air, proudly provokes the apprehended foe to combat.
Not merely is it not hostile to government, but it is a society of true conservatives- a society of gentlemen in the full meaning of that word.
From the elevation, on which he stood, he could command a perfect view of the force and evolutions of the hostile party.
But they never cease, for a single instant, to instil into the working class the clearest possible recognition of the hostile antagonism between bourgeoisie and proletariat, in order that the German workers may straightaway use, as so many weapons against the bourgeoisie, the social and political conditions that the bourgeoisie must necessarily introduce along with its supremacy, and in order that, after the fall of the reactionary classes in Germany, the fight against the bourgeoisie itself may immediately begin.
Reduce the hostile chiefs by inflicting damage on them; and make trouble for them, and keep them constantly engaged; hold out specious allurements, and make them rush to any given point.
We cannot but remark that both in this affair and that of Pierre's Hole the affray commenced by a hostile act on the part of white men at the moment when the Indian warrior was extending the hand of amity.
To keep one's feet in the midst of the hostile mass meant life, and this he learnt well.
The raising of this question by a hostile department was in Alexey Alexandrovitch's opinion a dishonorable proceeding, seeing that in every department there were things similar and worse, which no one inquired into, for well-known reasons of official etiquette.
By day Grazing their jaded steeds, by night they ford The hostile stream.