hostility, ill will(noun)
a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition
"he could not conceal his hostility"
hostility, enmity, antagonism(noun)
a state of deep-seated ill-will
hostility, enmity, ill will(noun)
the feeling of a hostile person
"he could no longer contain his hostility"
violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked
The state of being hostile.
Etymology: From hostilitas.
A hostile action, especially a military action. See hostilities for specific plural definition.
Etymology: From hostilitas.
state of being hostile; public or private enemy; unfriendliness; animosity
an act of an open enemy; a hostile deed; especially in the plural, acts of warfare; attacks of an enemy
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
Tendency to feel anger toward and to seek to inflict harm upon a person or group.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'hostility' in Nouns Frequency: #2089
The numerical value of hostility in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of hostility in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of hostility in a Sentence
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.
The most important thing would be, did he say anything that indicates racial hostility, either before, or after, or during (the shooting)?
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.
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.
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.
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- εχθρικότητα, εχθρότητα, εχθροπραξίαGreek
- 적의, 적대감Korean
- vijandigheid, vijandelijkheid, hostiliteit, vijandschapDutch
- ostilitate, dușmănieRomanian
- враждебный акт, враждебность, неприятие, враждаRussian
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