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Definition of Hostile


  1. 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.
  2. An enemy; esp., an American Indian in arms against the whites; -- commonly in the plural.

Hostile Quotations

I have a really beautiful life right now, so there is no reason to be hostile. I'm a husband, a father and a man who tries to do the right thing in life and in my work.
Ice Cube

The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.
Bertrand Russell

Our judgments when we are pleased and friendly are not the same as when we are pained and hostile.

In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its time.
W. Somerset Maugham

Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.
Wayne Dyer
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Hostile Translations

hostile in Afrikaans is vyandelik
hostile in Dutch is vijandelijk, vijandig
hostile in French is ennemi
hostile in German is feindselig, feindselig, feindlich
hostile in Italian is nemico
hostile in Latin is infensus, diversus, infestus
hostile in Norwegian is fiendtlig
hostile in Portuguese is hostil
hostile in Spanish is hostil
hostile in Swedish is fientlig
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