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hostile

adjective (a)

  • characterized by enmity or ill will (adj.all)
    Antonym: amicable
    Example:
    A hostile nation.
    A hostile remark.
    Hostile actions.
    source: wordnet30
  • not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally (adj.all)
    Example:
    Hostile naval and air forces.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • troops belonging to the enemy's military forces (noun.group)
    Antonym: friendly
    Example:
    The platoon ran into a pack of hostiles.
    source: wordnet30
  • An enemy; esp., an American Indian in arms against the whites; -- commonly in the plural. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • impossible to bring into friendly accord (adj.all)
    Example:
    Hostile factions.
    source: wordnet30
  • very unfavorable to life or growth (adj.all)
    Example:
    A hostile climate.
    source: wordnet30
  • unsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company ( used of attempts to buy or take control of a business) (adj.all)
    Example:
    Hostile takeover.
    Hostile tender offer.
    Hostile bid.
    source: wordnet30

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