What does hostility mean?

Definitions for hostility
hɒˈstɪl ɪ tihos·til·i·ty

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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.

    Etymology: From hostilitas.

  2. hostility(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

How to pronounce hostility?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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How to say hostility in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hostility in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hostility in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of hostility in a Sentence

  1. Attorney General Sessions:

    They have demonstrated an open hostility to enforcing laws designed to protect law enforcement — Federal, state, and local — and reduce crime, and instead have adopted an official policy of protecting criminal aliens who prey on their own residents… No amount of federal taxpayer dollars will help a city that refuses to help its own residents.

  2. Jeffrey Toobin:

    The most important thing would be, did he say anything that indicates racial hostility, either before, or after, or during (the shooting)?

  3. Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou:

    The separation of families on both sides of the Taiwan strait has caused deep pain and regrets to countless families. i call for (a) reduction of hostility, and for the resolution of disputes with peaceful measures.

  4. Robert Smith:

    There are no borders, no walls, there are no actual gates, but we know that there is gate keeping that goes on -- whether it's with the police or just the way commercial and retail operations treat you. You live the isolation, the racial prejudice, the hostility in all kinds of ways.

  5. Faysal Abdul Sater:

    The question is are we facing the same scenario that happened in Iraq with regards to the WMD, and will the region be dragged to war? in my view, the situation is different, even if the degree of hostility has increased.

Images & Illustrations of hostility

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