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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

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

Why should Iran have a deterrent strategy? Well, it's surrounded by hostile enemies. Both of its borders have been under occupation by a hostile superpower, the United States, which is constantly violating the U.N. charter by leaving open what they call the saying, 'all options are open' - meaning the threat of war.
Noam Chomsky

Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
Napoleon Bonaparte

It has been religious people, often within the organized church, who have been the most critical of and even hostile to my relationship with God.
Anne Graham Lotz
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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