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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 ?
They were of hostile tribes, brought together by the influence of the American government; and it is worthy of remark, that a common policy led them both to adopt the same subject.
Notwithstanding the unfortunate circumstances of our company, and our dangerous situation, as surrounded with hostile savages, our meeting so fortunately in the wilderness made us reciprocally sensible of the utmost satisfaction.
To all appearance, they were a quiet, honest, well-meaning race of people, cherishing no malice against individuals or the public for the wrong which had been done them; or if, at their own fireside, they transmitted from father to child any hostile recollection of the wizard's fate and their lost patrimony, it was never acted upon, nor openly expressed.
It is essential, in order to a complete estimate of the advantages of official life, to view the incumbent at the in-coming of a hostile administration.
It also seems to me that such scratches in the whale are probably made by hostile contact with other whales; for I have most remarked them in the large, full-grown bulls of the species.
You went about with your soul full of suspicion and hatred; you understood that you were environed by hostile powers that were trying to get your money, and who used all the virtues to bait their traps with.
Yes, a person that doubts that he is fine to see should see him in his beaded buck-skins, on my back and his rifle peeping above his shoulder, chasing a hostile trail, with me going like the wind and his hair streaming out behind from the shelter of his broad slouch.
By and by they separated into three hostile tribes, and darted upon each other from ambush with dread- ful war-whoops, and killed and scalped each other by thousands.
Sometimes the long-suffering house was a log hut, and the brave settlers defeated a band of hostile Indians, or occasionally were massacred by them; but in either case the Simpson house looked, to quote a Riverboro expression, "as if the devil had been having an auction in it.
I suppose you will go and stay with your brother and sister, Miss Dashwood, when they come to town," said Lucy, returning, after a cessation of hostile hints, to the charge.
On a dark, misty, raw morning in January, I had left a hostile roof with a desperate and embittered heart--a sense of outlawry and almost of reprobation- to seek the chilly harbourage of Lowood: that bourne so far away and unexplored.
Catherine and Isabella were sitting in the library, on hostile terms, but silent: the latter alarmed at her recent indiscretion, and the disclosure she had made of her secret feelings in a transient fit of passion; the former, on mature consideration, really offended with her companion; and, if she laughed again at her pertness, inclined to make it no laughing matter to her.