Hostile : Definition

Hostile

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Pronunciation : Hos"tile
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. hostilis, from hostis enemy: cf. F. hostile. See Host an army.]
Definition : Defn: Belonging or appropriate to an enemy; showing the disposition of an enemy; showing ill will and malevolence, or a desire to thwart and injure; occupied by an enemy or enemies; inimical; unfriendly; as, a hostile force; hostile intentions; a hostile country; hostile to a sudden change.

Syn. -- Warlike; inimical; unfriendly; antagonistic; opposed; adverse; opposite; contrary; repugnant.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Hos"tile
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: An enemy; esp., an American Indian in arms against the whites; -- commonly in the plural. [Colloq.] P. H. Sheridan.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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