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?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. CLIFFORD VILLALON:

    If you are daunted by armed struggle, you don't have to fight back with armories. Peace is not always achieved by retaliation or hostility.

  2. Masterpiece Cakeshop:

    In Masterpiece Cakeshop, the US Supreme Court denounced government hostility towards the religious beliefs about marriage held by creative professionals like Jack Phillips and Barronelle Stutzman, such hostility exists when the government treats those people of faith worse than other business owners.

  3. Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler:

    Well, the questions we will ask Attorney General Matt Whitaker will be about Attorney General Matt Whitaker expressed hostility to the investigation, how Attorney General Matt Whitaker can possibly supervise it when Attorney General Matt Whitaker's expressed, when Attorney General Matt Whitaker's come out and said that the investigation is invalid.

  4. Colin Wilson:

    In the civilisation a new law of hostility prevails. And to call it the law of the jungle is unfair to the jungle.

  5. Fadime Gurgen:

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

Images & Illustrations of hostility

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