What is another word for hostile?

Synonyms for hostile
ˈhɒs tl; esp. Brit. -taɪl

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hostileadjective

    Foreign refers to difference of birth, alien to difference of allegiance. In their figurative use, that is foreign which is remote, unlike, or unconnected; that is alien which is conflicting, hostile, or opposed. Impertinent and irrelevant matters can not claim consideration in a certain connection; inappropriate matters could not properly be considered. Compare ALIEN, n.; CONTRAST, v.

    alien, alien, conflicting, contradictory, contrary, contrasted, distant, foreign, impertinent, inappropriate, irrelevant, opposed, remote, strange, unconnected, unlike

    akin, appropriate, apropos, essential, germane, pertinent, proper, relevant

    Such a purpose was alien to (or from) my thought: to preferable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hostileadjective

    troops belonging to the enemy's military forces

    "the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles"

    friendly, amicable, nonaggressive, reconcilable, well-meaning, favorable, well-disposed, unaggressive, hospitable, unthreatening

  2. hostileadjective

    characterized by enmity or ill will

    "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions"

    uncongenial, unfriendly

    friendly, amicable, unthreatening, well-disposed, favorable, unaggressive, reconcilable, well-meaning, hospitable, nonaggressive

  3. hostileadjective

    not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally

    "hostile naval and air forces"

    uncongenial, unfriendly

    friendly, amicable, unthreatening, reconcilable, well-meaning, well-disposed, nonaggressive, hospitable, unaggressive, favorable

  4. hostileadjective

    impossible to bring into friendly accord

    "hostile factions"

    uncongenial, unfriendly

    friendly, hospitable, well-meaning, well-disposed, reconcilable, unaggressive, nonaggressive, favorable, amicable, unthreatening

  5. hostile, uncongenial, unfriendlyadjective

    very unfavorable to life or growth

    "a hostile climate"; "an uncongenial atmosphere"; "an uncongenial soil"; "the unfriendly environment at high altitudes"

    uncongenial, incompatible, unfriendly, inimical

    friendly, well-meaning, amicable, reconcilable, unaggressive, unthreatening, hospitable, well-disposed, favorable, nonaggressive

  6. hostileadjective

    unsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company ( used of attempts to buy or take control of a business)

    "hostile takeover"; "hostile tender offer"; "hostile bid"

    uncongenial, unfriendly

    friendly, favorable, well-meaning, nonaggressive, amicable, unaggressive, hospitable, well-disposed, reconcilable, unthreatening

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hostileadjective

    inimical, unfriendly, warlike, at variance

  2. hostileadjective

    adverse, opposite, contrary, repugnant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hostileadjective

    antagonistic, inimical, unfriendly, repugnant, adverse

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How to use hostile in a sentence?

  1. Richard Llewellyn:

    There were landing craft destroyed, they really met a hostile reception and you could see that and you could see the landing craft being hit by shells, there were a lot of fires.

  2. Wumi Afruyi:

    If the cops think we're out to get them and that we want to retaliate, even if that's not 100% true, they're going to be hostile towards us, and we're going to be hostile towards them. It's a mess.

  3. Konstantinos Markus:

    Communities have become very hostile and negative towards wildlife.

  4. William Ellsworth:

    Nobody gave us a hard time, really. Nobody was antagonistic or anything like that. It wasn't a hostile crowd by any means. They were there for the music, and whatever else was there.

  5. Barack Obama:

    The whole notion was that if we showed courtesy or opened up dialogue with governments that had previously been hostile to us, that that somehow would be a sign of weakness, the American people didn't buy it. And there's a good reason the American people didn't buy it -- because it doesn't make sense.

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