troops belonging to the enemy's military forces
"the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles"
characterized by enmity or ill will
"a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions"
not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally
"hostile naval and air forces"
impossible to bring into friendly accord
hostile, uncongenial, unfriendly(adj)
very unfavorable to life or growth
"a hostile climate"; "an uncongenial atmosphere"; "an uncongenial soil"; "the unfriendly environment at high altitudes"
unsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company ( used of attempts to buy or take control of a business)
"hostile takeover"; "hostile tender offer"; "hostile bid"
An enemy, especially an American Indian in arms against the whites.
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
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
an enemy; esp., an American Indian in arms against the whites; -- commonly in the plural
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
In combat and combat support operations, an identity applied to a track declared to belong to any opposing nation, party, group, or entity, which by virtue of its behavior or information collected on it such as characteristics, origin, or nationality contributes to the threat to friendly forces. See also neutral; suspect; unknown.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Hostile' in Adjectives Frequency: #716
The numerical value of Hostile in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Hostile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
The universe is not hostile, nor yet is it unfriendly. It is simply indifferent.
Sometimes I think they take my orientation as some kind of personal attack and they can get really hostile about it.
A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.
I gave up on new poetry myself thirty years ago, when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens on a hostile world.
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Translations for Hostile
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- hostilCatalan, Valencian
- nàimhdeach, eucairdeach, nàimhdeilScottish Gaelic
- fiendtlegNorwegian Nynorsk
- вражеский, враждебныйRussian
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