Definitions for hostilityhɒˈstɪl ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hostility, ill will(noun)

    a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition

    "he could not conceal his hostility"

  2. hostility, enmity, antagonism(noun)

    a state of deep-seated ill-will

  3. hostility, enmity, ill will(noun)

    the feeling of a hostile person

    "he could no longer contain his hostility"

  4. aggression, hostility(noun)

    violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked

Wiktionary

  1. hostility(Noun)

    The state of being hostile.

  2. hostility(Noun)

    A hostile action, especially a military action. See hostilities for specific plural definition.

  3. Origin: From hostilitas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hostility(noun)

    state of being hostile; public or private enemy; unfriendliness; animosity

  2. Hostility(noun)

    an act of an open enemy; a hostile deed; especially in the plural, acts of warfare; attacks of an enemy

Freebase

  1. Hostility

    Hostility is seen as form of emotionally-charged angry behavior. In everyday speech it is more commonly used as a synonym for anger and aggression. It appears in several psychological theories. For instance it is a facet of neuroticism in the NEO PI, and forms part of personal construct psychology, developed by George Kelly.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Hostility

    Tendency to feel anger toward and to seek to inflict harm upon a person or group.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hostility' in Nouns Frequency: #2089

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee:

    This administration has had an open hostility toward the Christian faith.

  2. Attorney General Loretta Lynch:

    When suspicion and hostility is allowed to fester it can erupt into unrest.

  3. Fadime Gurgen:

    There is no such thing as genocide, other people are trying to create hostility between us.

  4. Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou:

    I call for (a) reduction of hostility, and for the resolution of disputes with peaceful measures.

  5. George Saintsbury:

    Nothing is more curious than the almost savage hostility that humor excites in those who lack it.

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