HyperDic: hostility

English > 4 senses of the word hostility:
NOUNattributehostility, ill willa hostile (very unfriendly) disposition
statehostility, enmity, antagonisma state of deep-seated ill-will
feelinghostility, enmity, ill willthe feeling of a hostile person
acthostility, aggressionviolent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked
hostility > pronunciation
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English > hostility: 4 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningA hostile (very unfriendly) disposition.
Example"he could not conceal his hostility"
Synonymill will
Narrowervirulence, virulencyextreme / extreme hostility
BroaderunfriendlinessAn unfriendly disposition
English > hostility: 4 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA state of deep-seated ill-will .
Synonymsenmity, antagonism
InstancesCold WarA state of political hostility that existed from 1945 until 1990 between countries led by the Soviet Union and countries led by the United States
Narrowercold warA state of political hostility between countries using means short of armed warfare
latent hostility, tensionFeelings of hostility that are not manifest
suspicionThe state of being suspected
war, state of warA legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
BroaderstateThe way something is with respect to its main attributes
Spanishantagonismo, enemistad, hostilidad
English > hostility: 4 senses > noun 3, feeling
MeaningThe feeling of a hostile person.
Example"he could no longer contain his hostility"
Synonymsenmity, ill will
Narroweraggression, aggressivenessA feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
animosity, animus, bad bloodA feeling of ill will arousing active hostility
antagonismAn actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility
belligerence, belligerencyHostile or warlike attitude or nature
class feelingFeelings of envy and resentment of one social or economic class for toward another
resentment, bitterness, gall, rancor, rancourA feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
Broaderhate, hatredThe emotion of intense dislike
Spanishanimadversión, antipatía, aversión, enemistad, hostilidad
Catalananimadversió, antipatia, aversió, enemistat, hostilitat
Adjectiveshostilecharacterized by enmity / enmity or ill ... / ill will
English > hostility: 4 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningviolent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked.
Narrowermeat grinderAny action resulting in injury or destruction
plundering, pillage, pillagingThe act of stealing valuable things from a place
violence, forceAn act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)
BroaderactionSomething done (usually as opposed to something said)
Adjectiveshostileunsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company (used of attempts to buy or take control of a business)

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