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Definition of Hostile

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

God forbid that the day should ever come when to be true to my constituents is to be hostile to the Union.
Jefferson Davis

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

When so-called child's play turns hostile, and a child becomes a victim, it is time to act. Victims of cyberbullying do not choose to participate. Rather than build character, bullying can cause children to become anxious, fearful, unhappy, and even cause them to be physically sick.
Linda Sanchez

The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.
Carl Sagan

This war differs from other wars, in this particular. We are not fighting armies but a hostile people, and must make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war.
William Tecumseh Sherman
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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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