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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

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

Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
George Washington

It is interesting - you find in the United States, there is a kind of anti-education hostility. It's the sort of Sarah Palin constituency which does seem to actually be hostile to the New York, Boston, San Francisco educated elite. You know, 'We good plain folks from the middle of the country are just as good as you pointy-headed intellectuals.'
Richard Dawkins

Until the rise of American advertising, it never occurred to anyone anywhere in the world that the teenager was a captive in a hostile world of adults.
Gore Vidal

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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