Definition of Hostility in English :

Define Hostility in English

Hostility meaning in English

Meaning of Hostility in English

Pronunciation of Hostility in English

Hostility pronunciation in English

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1. hostility, ill will

a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition

Example Sentences:
'he could not conceal his hostility'

2. antagonism, enmity, hostility

a state of deep-seated ill-will

3. enmity, hostility, ill will

the feeling of a hostile person

Example Sentences:
'he could no longer contain his hostility'

4. aggression, hostility

violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of hostility
noun plural -ties
enmity or antagonism
an act expressing enmity or opposition
3. (plural)
fighting; warfare

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see synonyms of hostility
nounWord forms: plural hosˈtilities
a feeling of enmity, ill will, unfriendliness, etc.; antagonism
an expression of enmity and ill will; hostile act
b.  [pl.]
open acts of war; warfare

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see synonyms of hostility
n. pl. hos·til·i·ties
1. The state of being hostile; antagonism or enmity. See Synonyms at enmity.
a. A hostile act.
b. hostilities Acts of war; overt warfare.

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