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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.
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Rostov looked inimically at Pierre, first because Pierre appeared to his hussar eyes as a rich civilian, the husband of a beauty, and in a word- an old woman; and secondly because Pierre in his preoccupation and absent-mindedness had not recognized Rostov and had not responded to his greeting.
In a mo ment, devil only knows why, Hermann and I were looking at each other most inimically. He caught up his hat without more ado and I gave myself the pleasure of calling after him:
Great swathes of cityscape have been demolished--accidentally, inimically, or intentionally--to leave room for new structures.
Persecution, and inimically closing gates for jobs and business on Muslims are pushing Indian Muslims to poverty and desperation.
"The ruling party in power at the centre is misusing the office of the Commissioner of Income Tax of Karnataka and Goa circle, whose integrity is doubtful and who is inimically disposed towards Congress and JD(S).
It retained the policies of the ancien regime and perceived the Eritrean people inimically:
Not withstanding all this, it was fundamentally the British rulers who inimically created this problem out of their stepbrother attitude towards Pakistan.
The result of the experiment reveals, amongst other things, the extent to which even a toaster is inimically tied up in networks through which it acts and is acted upon.