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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hostile(adj)

    troops belonging to the enemy's military forces

    "the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles"

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

  2. hostile(adj)

    characterized by enmity or ill will

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

    Synonyms:
    uncongenial, unfriendly

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

  3. hostile(adj)

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

    "hostile naval and air forces"

    Synonyms:
    uncongenial, unfriendly

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

  4. hostile(adj)

    impossible to bring into friendly accord

    "hostile factions"

    Synonyms:
    uncongenial, unfriendly

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

  5. hostile, uncongenial, unfriendly(adj)

    very unfavorable to life or growth

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

    Synonyms:
    uncongenial, incompatible, unfriendly, inimical

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

  6. hostile(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    uncongenial, unfriendly

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hostile(a)

    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.

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

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hostile(a.)

    Synonyms:
    inimical, unfriendly, warlike, at variance

  2. hostile(a.)

    Synonyms:
    adverse, opposite, contrary, repugnant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hostile(a)

    Synonyms:
    antagonistic, inimical, unfriendly, repugnant, adverse

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#109233impertinent
#273499uncongenial

How to use hostile in a sentence?

  1. Igor Kirman:

    One thing that we may see is more confidence in the boardroom of targets to resist hostile approaches until the end ; in other words, an increase in the number of' hostile hostiles' that never turn friendly, the Perrigo defense against Mylan, the largest hostile deal ever to go the full distance, shows that a target can pursue a sound defensive strategy, even in the absence of showstopper defenses or litigation, and win.

  2. Discord CEO Jason Citron:

    When we encounter, you know, people doing evil things, we kicked them off the platform, i think you can see today that that Discord feels much more hostile to these folks.

  3. Kim Jong:

    I think meeting here, two countries that have a hostile past, we are showcasing to the world that we have a new present and we have a positive meeting going forward, some are saying this meeting was preplanned but I was very surprised to hear about your offer on the tweet.

  4. John Hultquist:

    Banks are taking a hard look at Iranian threat actors right now. We've advised all of our clients in the critical infrastructure space to consider the historic hostile actions of Iranian actors given this new development.

  5. Tim Clark:

    If you freeze, you restrict, you breach the Open Skies regime, that's a unilateral hostile act, you must cancel all anti-trust agreements immediately.


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