HyperDic: hostile

English > 6 senses of the word hostile:
ADJECTIVEallhostilecharacterized by enmity / enmity or ill ... / ill will
allhostilenot belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally
allhostileimpossible to bring into friendly accord
allhostile, uncongenial, unfriendlyvery unfavorable to life or growth
allhostileunsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company (used of attempts to buy or take control of a business)
NOUNgrouphostiletroops belonging to the enemy's military forces
hostile > pronunciation
Soundshhaastay'l; hhaa'stahl
Rhymesaisle ... worthwhile: 64 rhymes with ayl...
abdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > hostile: 6 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacterized by enmity / enmity or ill ... / ill will.
Examples
  • "a hostile nation"
  • "a hostile remark"
  • "hostile actions"
Narroweraggressive, belligerentcharacteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
antagonistic, antipathetic, antipatheticalCharacterized by antagonism or antipathy
at loggerheadsIn a dispute or confrontation
bitterproceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity
dirtyExpressing or revealing hostility or dislike
head-onCharacterized by direct opposition
illIndicating hostility or enmity / enmity
opponent, opposingCharacterized by active / active hostility
unfriendly, inimicalnot friendly
See alsoaggressiveHaving or showing determination and energetic / energetic pursuit of your ends
hatefulEvoking or deserving hatred
offensiveFor the purpose of attack / attack rather than defense
unfavorable, unfavourablenot encouraging or approving or pleasing
unfriendlynot disposed to friendship or friendliness
unpeacefulnot peaceful
violentActing with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity
OppositeamicableCharacterized by friendship and good will
Spanishhostil, mal, malo, malvado, perjudicial
Catalandolent, hostil, mal, malvat, perjudicial
Nounshostilitythe feeling of a hostile person
Adverbshostilelywith hostility
English > hostile: 6 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally.
Example"hostile naval and air forces"
OppositefriendlyOf or belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally
Spanishhostil
Catalanhostil
Nounshostilitiesfighting
English > hostile: 6 senses > adjective 3
Meaningimpossible to bring into friendly accord.
Example"hostile factions"
Broaderirreconcilable, unreconcilableimpossible to reconcile / reconcile
Spanishhostil
Catalanhostil
English > hostile: 6 senses > adjective 4
MeaningVery unfavorable to life or growth.
Example"a hostile climate"
Synonymsuncongenial, unfriendly
Broaderinhospitableunfavorable to life or growth
Spanishfrío, hostil, indiferente, inhóspito
Catalanhostil, inhòspit
English > hostile: 6 senses > adjective 5
Meaningunsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company (used of attempts to buy or take control of a business).
Examples
  • "hostile takeover"
  • "hostile tender offer"
  • "hostile bid"
Categorycommercial enterprise, business enterprise, businessThe activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
BroaderaggressiveHaving or showing determination and energetic / energetic pursuit of your ends
Nounshostilityviolent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked
English > hostile: 6 senses > noun 1, group
Meaningtroops belonging to the enemy's military forces.
Example"the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles"
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Broadermilitary personnel, soldiery, troopssoldiers collectively
Oppositefriendlytroops / troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces
Spanishsoldados hostiles

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