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Definitions of hostile

  1. impossible to bring into friendly accord; "hostile factions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (business) used of attempts to buy or take control of a business; "hostile takeover"; "hostile tender offer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. marked by features that oppose constructive treatment or development; "not able to accomplish much in such a hostile environment" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. very unfriendly; "a hostile attitude" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally; "hostile naval and air forces" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. very unfavorable to life or growth; "a hostile climate"; "an uncongenial atmosphere"; "an uncongenial soil"; "the unfriendly environment at high altitudes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. used of attempts to buy or take control of a business; "hostile takeover"; "hostile tender offer" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. An enemy; esp., an American Indian in arms against the whites; - commonly in the plural. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Showing ill will or animosity; adverse; unfriendly; repugnant. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. An enemy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Hostilely. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Belonging to an enemy: showing enmity: warlike: adverse. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Unfriendly; warlike; adverse. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Having a spirit of enmity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Pertaining to an enemy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Belonging to an enemy; showing enmity; unfriendly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Adverse; unfriendly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. An enemy; esp., an American Indian in arms against the whites; -- commonly in the plural. mso.anu.edu.au
  21. Having the character of an enemy; standing in the relation of an enemy. See 1 Kent, Comm. c. 4. thelawdictionary.org
  22. hos'til, adj. belonging to an enemy: showing enmity: warlike: adverse.--adv. HOS'TILELY.--n. HOSTIL'ITY, enmity:--pl. HOSTIL'ITIES, acts of warfare. [L. hostilis--hostis.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. Of an enemy; unfriendly; opposed. Hence hostilely adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. Adverse, opposite, suitable to an enemy. Complete Dictionary

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