English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Such a purpose was alien to (or from) my thought: to preferable.
troops belonging to the enemy's military forces
"the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles"
characterized by enmity or ill will
"a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions"
not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally
"hostile naval and air forces"
impossible to bring into friendly accord
hostile, uncongenial, unfriendlyadjective
very unfavorable to life or growth
"a hostile climate"; "an uncongenial atmosphere"; "an uncongenial soil"; "the unfriendly environment at high altitudes"
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"
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How to use hostile in a sentence?
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.
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.
Communities have become very hostile and negative towards wildlife.
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.
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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- hostilCatalan, Valencian
- nàimhdeach, eucairdeach, nàimhdeilScottish Gaelic
- fiendtlegNorwegian Nynorsk
- вражеский, враждебныйRussian
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