hostile


hostile
01. My mother-in-law has been quite [hostile] towards me since my wife and I split up.
02. The United States has generally been [hostile] to any suggestion of holding talks with Cuba.
03. The President was met by [hostile] crowds when he came to town during his election tour today.
04. Lance always becomes [hostile] towards his boss after he has had a bit to drink.
05. The [hostile] environment of free trade talks between the two countries is expected to worsen due to the poor state of their economies.
06. Antarctica hosts perhaps the world's most [hostile] climate.
07. The village was surrounded by a [hostile] army.
08. Spies were sent into [hostile] territory in an effort to determine the strength of their enemy's army.
09. The government has urged all citizens to prepare themselves in case [hostilities] break out with neighboring countries.
10. The children reacted with [hostility] to the idea of moving to Albany.
11. A recent study suggests that [hostile] spouses may be harmful to one another's health.
12. There is an Indian proverb which states that if a man's heart is impure, all things will appear [hostile] to him.
13. George Carlin once said that comedy is a socially acceptable form of [hostility] and aggression.
14. A new study shows that teens exposed to greater amounts of video-game violence see the world as a more [hostile] place.
15. Continual [hostility] keeps your blood pressure high, and may increase your risk for heart attack.
16. In Mexico, if a man stands with his hands on his hips, it suggests [hostility] or a challenge.
17. [Hostility] between Togo and Ghana started when the two countries were still colonies, and continued after independence.
18. England officially proclaimed an end to [hostilities] in America on February 4th, 1783, seven years after the United States had become an independent nation.
19. Some early Christian church leaders regarded art and culture as [hostile] to religion.

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  • hostile — Hostile …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • hostile — [ ɔstil ] adj. • 1450, rare XVIIe XVIIIe; lat. hostilis, de hostis « ennemi » 1 ♦ Qui manifeste de l agressivité, se conduit en ennemi. Pays, puissance hostile. Groupes hostiles qui se font la guerre. ⇒ adverse, ennemi. Foule hostile et menaçante …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hostile — hos·tile adj 1: having an intimidating, antagonistic, or offensive nature a hostile work environment 2 a: of or relating to an opposing party in a legal action a hostile claim b: adverse to the interests of a party to a legal action if the… …   Law dictionary

  • hostile — hos‧tile [ˈhɒstaɪl ǁ ˈhɑːstl, ˈhɑːstaɪl] adjective FINANCE a hostile bid or takeover is one in which a company tries to buy another company whose shareholder S do not want to sell: • They ve managed to fight off a hostile takeover bid. * * * …   Financial and business terms

  • Hostile — Hos tile, a. [L. hostilis, from hostis enemy: cf. F. hostile. See {Host} an army.] 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hostile — (adj.) late 15c., from M.Fr. hostile of or belonging to an enemy or directly from L. hostilis of an enemy, from hostis enemy (see GUEST (Cf. guest)). The noun meaning hostile person is recorded from 1838, Amer.Eng., a word from the Indian Wars …   Etymology dictionary

  • hostile — [häs′təl; ] chiefly Brit [, häs′tīl΄] adj. [L hostilis < hostis, enemy: see HOSPICE] 1. of or characteristic of an enemy; warlike 2. having or showing ill will; unfriendly; antagonistic 3. not hospitable or compatible; adverse 4. Finance of or …   English World dictionary

  • Hostile — Hos tile, n. An enemy; esp., an American Indian in arms against the whites; commonly in the plural. [Colloq.] P. H. Sheridan. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hostile — [adj] antagonistic, mean adverse, alien, allergic, anti*, argumentative, bellicose, belligerent, bitter, catty*, chill*, cold*, competitive, contentious, contrary, disapproving, dour, hateful, ill disposed, inhospitable, inimical, malevolent,… …   New thesaurus

  • hostile — ► ADJECTIVE 1) antagonistic; opposed. 2) of or belonging to a military enemy. 3) (of a takeover bid) opposed by the company to be bought. DERIVATIVES hostilely adverb hostility noun (pl. hostilities) . ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • hostile — hos|tile [ hastl ] adjective ** ▸ 1 unfriendly/threatening ▸ 2 opposing something ▸ 3 of/done by enemy in war ▸ 4 difficult/dangerous ▸ 5 in business 1. ) behaving in a very unfriendly or threatening way toward someone: The mayor found himself in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English