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n.1.The state or quality of being inimical or hostile; hostility; unfriendliness.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Paintings and pastels borrowed for the show reveal Degas's preoccupation with the psychological dynamics of conversation--both active and lapsed--whether between women at leisure or in more loaded scenes of gender-based inimicality in which conversation, if it ever existed, has been suspended.
The inimicality of the wilderness returns because the landscape is now imbued with the mightiness of the bear, which is "too big for the dogs which tried to bay it, for the horses which tried to ride it down, for the men and the bullets they fired into it; too big for the very country which was its constricting scope" (185).