What does hostile mean?

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ˈhɒs tl; esp. Brit. -taɪlhos·tile

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hostileadjective

    troops belonging to the enemy's military forces

    "the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles"

  2. hostileadjective

    characterized by enmity or ill will

    "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions"

  3. hostileadjective

    not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally

    "hostile naval and air forces"

  4. hostileadjective

    impossible to bring into friendly accord

    "hostile factions"

  5. hostile, uncongenial, unfriendlyadjective

    very unfavorable to life or growth

    "a hostile climate"; "an uncongenial atmosphere"; "an uncongenial soil"; "the unfriendly environment at high altitudes"

  6. hostileadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. hostilenoun

    An enemy, especially an American Indian in arms against the whites.

  2. hostileadjective

    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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hostileadjective

    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

  2. Hostilenoun

    an enemy; esp., an American Indian in arms against the whites; -- commonly in the plural

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hostile

    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. hostilishostis.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. hostile

    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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. hostile

    Belonging to an enemy; appropriate to an enemy; showing ill-will and malevolence, or a desire to thwart and injure; occupied by an enemy or a hostile people; inimical; unfriendly; as, a hostile force, hostile country, etc.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hostile' in Adjectives Frequency: #716

Anagrams for hostile »

  1. holiest

  2. eoliths

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hostile in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hostile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of hostile in a Sentence

  1. Discord CEO Jason Citron:

    I think you can see today that that Discord feels much more hostile to these folks.

  2. John Andrew Holmes:

    The universe is not hostile, nor yet is it unfriendly. It is simply indifferent.

  3. Michael Caster:

    It's absurd to claim Peter was engaged in malicious efforts to attack or discredit China, to purport that Peter was 'planted' in China by foreign forces is part of a trend by Chinese authorities of blaming 'hostile foreign forces' for domestic grievances.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The sense of humour creates livingness within you and makes the ways, to avoid hostile, arrogant, and irritating behaviours. If you cannot humour then just enjoy the humour demonstrated by others, if you don't, it means your heart and mind is dead

  5. Ben Lecomte:

    It is mind over matter, to do the physical aspect of it, sure it is difficult and all that but what is much more difficult is to be in that very hostile environment, to do that days in and days out, to push you and to push your limits, then the mind has to be super strong.

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