inimical


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in·im·i·cal

 (ĭ-nĭm′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Injurious or harmful in effect; adverse: habits inimical to good health.
2. Unfriendly; hostile: a cold, inimical voice.

[Late Latin inimīcālis, from Latin inimīcus, enemy; see enemy.]

in·im′i·cal·ly adv.

inimical

(ɪˈnɪmɪkəl)
adj
1. adverse or unfavourable
2. not friendly; hostile
[C17: from Late Latin inimīcālis, from inimīcus, from in-1 + amīcus friendly; see enemy]
inˈimically adv
inˈimicalness, inˌimiˈcality n

in•im•i•cal

(ɪˈnɪm ɪ kəl)

adj.
1. adverse in tendency or effect; unfavorable; harmful: conditions inimical to health.
2. unfriendly; hostile: a cold, inimical gaze.
[1635–45; < Latin inimīc(us) unfriendly, hostile]
in•im′i•cal•ly, adv.
in•im′i•cal•ness, in•im`i•cal′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inimical - not friendlyinimical - not friendly; "an unfriendly act of aggression"; "an inimical critic"
hostile - characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions"

inimical

inimical

adjective
Feeling or showing unfriendliness:
Translations

inimical

[ɪˈnɪmɪkəl] ADJ [attitude] → hostil; [influence] → adverso
to be inimical to sthser adverso a algo

inimical

[ɪˈnɪmɪkəl] adj
to be inimical to sth → être antagonique à qch
goals inimical to Western interests → des objectifs antagoniques aux intérêts occidentaux

inimical

adj (form) (= hostile)feindselig (to gegen); (= injurious)abträglich (→ to +dat)

inimical

[ɪˈnɪmɪkəl] adjostile
References in classic literature ?
Dimmesdale, whose sensibility of nerve often produced the effect of spiritual intuition, would become vaguely aware that something inimical to his peace had thrust itself into relation with him.
The prosecution of them, for this reason, will seldom fail to agitate the passions of the whole community, and to divide it into parties more or less friendly or inimical to the accused.
Mary was not so repulsive and unsisterly as Elizabeth, nor so inaccessible to all influence of hers; neither was there anything among the other component parts of the cottage inimical to comfort.
As the inimical plant could only be present in very microscopic dimensions to have escaped ordinary observation, to find it seemed rather a hopeless attempt in the stretch of rich grass before them.
Tell me, reverend master, is your science inimical or displeasing to Our Lady?
In the middle of one of the longest sentences, he stopped the rotary motion of the snuffbox, raised his head, and with inimical politeness lurking in the corners of his thin lips interrupted Weyrother, wishing to say something.
Supposing they contained instructions to our Ambassador which you might consider inimical to your interests?
I give you credit," he continued, "for understanding that my attitude towards you since I--er--reappeared, has been inimical.
On taking up his commission he set himself to acquire the utmost perfection in knowledge of the service, and very soon became a model officer, though still with the same fault of ungovernable irascibility, which here in the service again led him to commit actions inimical to his success.
It was a logical and crushing indictment of the whole system of education that developed in the minds of the students only such ideas as were favorable to the capitalistic regime, to the exclusion of all ideas that were inimical and subversive.
I had found a likely lair and just proved it empty, when I felt or sensed the nearness of something inimical.
But when Fyne and I got back into the room, then in the searching, domestic, glare of the lamp, inimical to the play of fancy, I saw these two stripped of every vesture it had amused me to put on them for fun.