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Synonyms for hostile
ˈhɒs tl; esp. Brit. -taɪlhos·tile

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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.

    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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hostileadjective

    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. hostileadjective

    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. hostileadjective

    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. hostileadjective

    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, unfriendlyadjective

    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. 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"

    Synonyms:
    uncongenial, unfriendly

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hostileadjective

    Synonyms:
    inimical, unfriendly, warlike, at variance

  2. hostileadjective

    Synonyms:
    adverse, opposite, contrary, repugnant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hostileadjective

    Synonyms:
    antagonistic, inimical, unfriendly, repugnant, adverse

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1188foreign
#1331anti
#1639remote
#3929strange
#4784enemy
#5096unlike
#5680adverse
#5966alien
#6114opposed
#6811contrary
#7392inappropriate
#7750aggressive
#9085distant
#11080rival
#11437harsh
#12170hostile
#12575opposing
#13150irrelevant
#15258conflicting
#17090incompatible
#21810hostility
#22335contradictory
#33316contrasted
#34777hostilities
#40140unfriendly
#46040adversarial
#48333antagonism
#48768animosity
#49221antagonistic
#50674enmity
#52578unconnected
#55147belligerent
#78003inhospitable
#88971inimical
#109233impertinent
#273499uncongenial

How to use hostile in a sentence?

  1. Michael Caster:

    To purport that Peter was 'planted' in China by foreign forces is part of a trend by Chinese authorities of blaming 'hostile foreign forces' for domestic grievances.

  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. Barbara Arnwine:

    A very important part of the lexicon of civil rights law is that you cannot create a hostile environment where you make it so people of different races or religions or women feel they can't function at your institution without being subjected to unlawful discrimination.

  4. Newmont CEO Gary Goldberg:

    I was hopeful that Mark, as another miner, would be able to sit down and do a (Nevada joint venture) deal as a point of logic, but then he dropped a hostile, no-premium bid.

  5. Deshawn Yeldell:

    No Mo’ Friendz •I finally found peace no mo’ friends, Let tha respect end so much watered down love I had tah get rid of;— let tha memories fly like a mornin’ Dove, shush!— Wit’ a push an shove tha game so fake I had tah turn my back, Same nicca’z still talkin down but I’m just laughing at cha, ain’t no loyalty;— muh nicca’z get yo cash up! now dat everybody from tha block all grownup, some Homies went left others went right;— who can ya trust in this life? •it’s been nothin nice I had no choice but tah fight, despite I had tah thug it out all day an night, why dey still focused on competing I got my mind right tryna make my future bright all I got is faith in my eyesight, Got a couple of potnas I ain’t never had uh real friend;— Fock it let tha money win we all lost in a life of sin, Befo’ it’s over dey gon feel me worldwide, applied da pressure;— now dat they agitated motherfockas can’t stop my prophecy, they should’ve showed hospitality cause some of us come an go, this is information about tha good an bad happy an tha sad R.I.P to da homies who passed, Real life I write a whole rap on my Facebook page piece it together like I’m gettin’ paid, I can feel God tellin’ me don’t be afraid, People please don’t look at me funny because my words a man-made, I’m in tha Middle of a balance everybody that I know throwin shade; At Me! but this hard life;— I will never trade, I been dreamin uh ‘bout uh bag fa’ while this freestyle-hustle came wit’ my lifestyle, it’s been hostile but it’s worth da while, I grew up wit’ sum’ real-nicca’z an sum’ fake-nicca’z to;— don’t even ask me who, my new alias name bloomin’ like uh rose out of da blue, Now throw tha deuce! I erased dat nicca Slick an change my name tah MillYentei now I’m feelin brand new, Used to want a happy home, but Couple of years ago I got lost in da Hennessey an smokin’ weed an money was all dat I could see, i’mma changed man but it’s still hard tah give uh fock, when ya feelin like you got no Luck on top of dat my mind feelin’ stuck, it’s been rough but I keep my head up. •I finally found peace no mo’ friends, Let tha respect end so much watered down love I had tah get rid of;— let da memories fly like a mornin’ Dove, shush!— Wit’ a push an shove tha game so fake I had tah turn my back, Same Niggah’z still talkin down but I’m just laughing at cha, ain’t no loyalty;— muh nicca’z get yo cash up! now dat everybody from tha block all grownup, some Homies went left others went right;— who can ya trust in this life?.... From the “Book of Riffz” -MillYentei_DY


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