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.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
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
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
Examples of hostile in a Sentence
North Korea is a giant prison where mass starvation is happening. It is an insane regime where there is no respect for human rights, and it is patently absurd that they would take this opportunity to criticize the U.S. this leaves us with a propaganda piece that is a very useful tool not only for North Korea and other hostile nations, but more dangerously, for the Muslim extremists of ISIS and Al Qaeda who will use this to enhance their recruitment and propaganda efforts and to attempt to entice their supporters into violence.
His comment was inappropriate, it is unfortunate to have to disinvite him. But I just don't want someone on stage who gets a hostile question from a lady and his first inclination is to imply it was hormonal. It just was wrong.
It is very normal for any country to go after hostile elements and punish them and execute them.
There is little doubt the applicant was placed in a hostile and adversarial environment.
The polar regions are hostile environments and are extremely difficult to access from the ground, because of this, the view from space is an essential tool for tracking the effects of climate change.
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- hostilCatalan, Valencian
- nàimhdeach, eucairdeach, nàimhdeilScottish Gaelic
- fiendtlegNorwegian Nynorsk
- вражеский, враждебныйRussian
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