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hos·til·i·ty

 (hŏ-stĭl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. hos·til·i·ties
1. The state of being hostile; antagonism or enmity. See Synonyms at enmity.
2.
a. A hostile act.
b. hostilities Acts of war; overt warfare.

hostility

(hɒˈstɪlɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. enmity or antagonism
2. an act expressing enmity or opposition
3. (Military) (plural) fighting; warfare

hos•til•i•ty

(hɒˈstɪl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a hostile state or attitude.
2. a hostile act.
3. opposition or resistance to an idea, plan, etc.
4. hostilities,
a. acts of warfare.
b. war.
[1375–1425; < Latin]

hostility

1. a feeling or state of antagonism.
2. an expression or act of war. — hostile, adj.
See also: War
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hostility - a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition; "he could not conceal his hostility"
unfriendliness - an unfriendly disposition
virulence, virulency - extreme hostility; "the virulence of the malicious old man"
2.hostility - a state of deep-seated ill-willhostility - a state of deep-seated ill-will  
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
latent hostility, tension - feelings of hostility that are not manifest; "he could sense her latent hostility to him"; "the diplomats' first concern was to reduce international tensions"
state of war, war - a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply; "war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring"
cold war - a state of political hostility between countries using means short of armed warfare
suspicion - the state of being suspected; "he tried to shield me from suspicion"
3.hostility - the feeling of a hostile personhostility - the feeling of a hostile person; "he could no longer contain his hostility"
hate, hatred - the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
animosity, animus, bad blood - a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility
class feeling - feelings of envy and resentment of one social or economic class for toward another
antagonism - an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility
aggression, aggressiveness - a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
belligerence, belligerency - hostile or warlike attitude or nature
bitterness, rancor, rancour, resentment, gall - a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
4.hostility - violent action that is hostile and usually unprovokedhostility - violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
meat grinder - any action resulting in injury or destruction; "the meat grinder of politics destroyed his reputation"; "allied forces crumbled before the Wehrmacht meat grinder"
violence, force - an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists); "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"
pillaging, plundering, pillage - the act of stealing valuable things from a place; "the plundering of the Parthenon"; "his plundering of the great authors"

hostility

noun
2. opposition, resentment, antipathy, aversion, antagonism, ill feeling, bad blood, ill-will, animus hostility among traditionalists to this method of teaching history
opposition agreement, approval
plural noun
1. warfare, war, fighting, conflict, combat, armed conflict, state of war Military chiefs agreed to cease hostilities throughout the country.
warfare peace, alliance, treaty, ceasefire, truce

hostility

noun
2. Deep-seated hatred, as between longtime opponents or rivals:
4. A state of open, prolonged fighting.Used in plural:
Translations
عَداوَه، عِداء
nepřátelství
fjendtlighed
FeindschaftHostilität
ellenséges viszony
fjandskapur
sovražnost
düşmanlık

hostility

[hɒsˈtɪlɪtɪ] N
1. (= animosity) → hostilidad f
2. hostilities (Mil) → hostilidades fpl
to cease/resume hostilitiescesar/reanudar las hostilidades

hostility

[hɒˈstɪlɪti] nhostilité f

hostility

n
Feindseligkeit f; (between people) → Feindschaft f; to show hostility to somebodysich jdm gegenüber feindselig verhalten; to show hostility to somethingeiner Sache (dat)feindlich gegenüberstehen; feelings of hostilityfeindselige Gefühle pl; he feels no hostility toward(s) anybodyer ist niemandem feindlich gesinnt; there is some hostility among them to the ideasie sind teilweise gegen den Gedanken; hostility to foreignersAusländerfeindlichkeit f
hostilities pl (= warfare)Feindseligkeiten pl

hostility

[hɒsˈtɪlɪtɪ] nostilità f inv

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.

hostility

n. hostilidad, agravio, animosidad.

hostility

n hostilidad f
References in classic literature ?
The officer and soldiers who had arrested Pierre treated him with hostility but yet with respect, in the guardhouse to which he was taken.
The Weasel said that he had a special hostility to mice.
An alarm Crow Indians Their appearance Mode of approach Their vengeful errand Their curiosity Hostility between the Crows and Blackfeet Loving conduct of the Crows Laramie's Fork First navigation of the Nebraska Great elevation of the country Rarity of the atmosphere Its effect on the wood-work of wagons Black Hills Their wild and broken scenery Indian dogs Crow trophies Sterile and dreary country Banks of the Sweet Water Buffalo hunting Adventure of Tom Cain the Irish cook
Their mode of approach, to one not acquainted with the tactics and ceremonies of this rude chivalry of the wilderness, had an air of direct hostility.
The Blackfoot is the hereditary enemy of the Crow, toward whom hostility is like a cherished principle of religion; for every tribe, besides its casual antagonists, has some enduring foe with whom there can be no permanent reconciliation.
The causes of hostility among nations are innumerable.
So far is the general sense of mankind from corresponding with the tenets of those who endeavor to lull asleep our apprehensions of discord and hostility between the States, in the event of disunion, that it has from long observation of the progress of society become a sort of axiom in politics, that vicinity or nearness of situation, constitutes nations natural enemies.
The latter forbade them, under pain of exterminating hostility, from attempting to proceed up the river, but offered to trade peacefully with them if they would halt where they were.
He sent back, therefore, an answer calculated to beguile Lisa, assuring him that he would wait for him at the Poncas village, which was but a little distance in advance; but, no sooner had the messenger departed, than he pushed forward with all diligence, barely stopping at the village to procure a supply of dried buffalo meat, and hastened to leave the other party as far behind as possible, thinking there was less to be apprehended from the open hostility of Indian foes than from the quiet strategy of an Indian trader.
Two months after marriage her husband abandoned her, and her impassioned protestations of affection he met with a sarcasm and even hostility that people knowing the count's good heart, and seeing no defects in the sentimental Lidia, were at loss to explain.
20 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Saturday that the people of valley were the worst victims of the hostility between the two neighbouring countries India and Pakistan.
WASHINGTON, May 3 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that a US-Russian team is working to advance the agenda of the cessation of hostility in Syria and to hastily include Aleppo.