hostility synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term hostility:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. hostility, ill will(noun)

    a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition

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

  2. hostility, enmity, antagonism(noun)

    a state of deep-seated ill-will

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

  3. hostility, enmity, ill will(noun)

    the feeling of a hostile person

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

  4. aggression, hostility(noun)

    violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked

    Synonyms:
    aggression, hostility, 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.

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

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hostility(n.)

    Synonyms:
    enmity, animosity, hatred, unfriendliness, ill-will

  2. hostility(n.)

    Synonyms:
    opposition, repugnance

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

enmity, hostile, animosity, antagonism, runner, feud, sprinter, hatred



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