What are some opposite words for hostility?

Antonyms for hostility
hɒˈstɪl ɪ ti

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term hostility.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hostility, ill will(noun)

    a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition

    "he could not conceal his hostility"

    Synonyms:
    aggression, enmity, ill will, antagonism

  2. hostility, enmity, antagonism(noun)

    a state of deep-seated ill-will

    Synonyms:
    aggression, enmity, ill will, antagonism

  3. hostility, enmity, ill will(noun)

    the feeling of a hostile person

    "he could no longer contain his hostility"

    Synonyms:
    aggression, enmity, ill will, antagonism

  4. aggression, hostility(noun)

    violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked

    Synonyms:
    aggression, enmity, ill will, aggressiveness, antagonism

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hostility

    Antipathy, repugnance, and uncongeniality are instinctive; other forms of dislike may be acquired or cherished for cause. Uncongeniality is negative, a want of touch or sympathy. An antipathy to a person or thing is an instinctive recoil from connection or association with that person or thing, and may be physical or mental, or both. Antagonism may result from the necessity of circumstances; opposition may spring from conflicting views or interests; abhorrence and detestation may be the result of religious and moral training; distaste and disgust may be acquired; aversion is a deep and permanent dislike. A natural antipathy may give rise to opposition which may result in hatred and hostility. Compare ACRIMONY; ANGER; ENMITY; HATRED.

    Antonyms:
    affinity, agreement, attraction, congeniality, fellow-feeling, harmony, kindliness, regard, sympathy

    Synonyms:
    abhorrence, antagonism, antipathy, aversion, detestation, disgust, dislike, distaste, hatred, opposition, repugnance, repulsion, uncongeniality

    Preposition:
    Antipathy to (less frequently for or against) a person or thing; antipathy between or betwixt two persons or things.

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hostility(n)

    Synonyms:
    enmity, animosity, unfriendliness, opposition, warfare, aggression

Editors Contribution

  1. camaraderie

    camaraderie is used to define a group of people who trust in each other. hostility refers to a feeling of people who do not trust each other, so this is a good antonym.

    their hostility towards one another was expected, but would hopefully be overcome over time.

    Submitted by anonymous on December 22, 2019  

How to use hostility in a sentence?

  1. George Saintsbury:

    Nothing is more curious than the almost savage hostility that humor excites in those who lack it.

  2. President Trump:

    The media also has a responsibility to set a civil tone and to stop the endless hostility and constant negative and oftentimes false attacks and stories. Have to do it.

  3. Pope Francis:

    We must resolve now to live as nobly and as justly as possible, as we educate new generations not to turn their back on our 'neighbors' and everything around us, building a nation calls us to recognize that we must constantly relate to others, rejecting a mindset of hostility in order to adopt one of reciprocal subsidiarity in a constant effort to do our best.

  4. The ACLU:

    While Officer Middleton’s actions may warrant some level of disciplinary action, it is particularly concerning he was more swiftly investigated and harshly punished for sharing non-critical information than officers who use excessive force against protesters or create the culture of racism and hostility Middleton reported to no avail.

  5. Peter Salovey:

    I have heard the expressions of those who do not feel fully included at Yale, many of whom have described experiences of isolation, and even of hostility, during their time here, it is clear that we need to make significant changes so that all members of our community truly feel welcome and can participate equally in the activities of the university.

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