What does inimical mean?

Definitions for inimicalɪˈnɪm ɪ kəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unfriendly, inimical(adj)

    not friendly

    "an unfriendly act of aggression"; "an inimical critic"


  1. inimical(Adjective)

    Harmful in effect

    Suicide is inimical to the health of the participant.

  2. inimical(Adjective)

    unfriendly; hostile

    Her inimical attitude precludes romance.

  3. Origin: From the inimicus “enemy”; in- not and amicus friendly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inimical(adj)

    having the disposition or temper of an enemy; unfriendly; unfavorable; -- chiefly applied to private, as hostile is to public, enmity

  2. Inimical(adj)

    opposed in tendency, influence, or effects; antagonistic; inconsistent; incompatible; adverse; repugnant

  3. Origin: [L. inimicalis, fr. inimicus unfriendly, hostile; pref. in- not + amicus friendly. See Amity.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inimical

    in-im′i-kal, adj. like an enemy, not friendly: contrary: repugnant.—adv. Inim′ically. [L. inimicalisinimicusin, not, amicus, friendly.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inimical in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inimical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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