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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes

  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 WordNet3.3 / 4 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. hostileadjective

    Synonyms:
    inimical, unfriendly, warlike, at variance

  2. hostileadjective

    Synonyms:
    adverse, opposite, contrary, repugnant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  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. President Donald Trump on Wednesday:

    The resolution implies that the President's constitutional authority to use military force is limited to defense of the United States and its forces against imminent attack. That is incorrect, we live in a hostile world of evolving threats, and the Constitution recognizes that the President must be able to anticipate our adversaries' next moves and take swift and decisive action in response. That's what I did !

  2. Felix Frankfurter:

    Liberty of thought soon shrivels without freedom of expression. Nor can truth be pursued in an atmosphere hostile to the endeavor or under dangers which are hazarded only by heroes.

  3. Justin Wang:

    It's hard to imagine something more hostile to life than an ultra-acidic volcanic lake with frequent eruptions, the low biodiversity coupled with numerous adaptations and metabolisms in our sample suggests the lake hosts highly specialized microbes for this kind of environment.

  4. Jason Johnson:

    The only reason that we're talking about critical race theory is because Glenn Youngkin had 18 months to convince people that Glenn Youngkin was not a fire-breathing horns out of Glenn Youngkin skull racist. You can only talk about critical race theory if you present yourself as the kind of neutral white guy who’s like, ‘ I don't dislike brown people, I just think this is going a little too far. ’ So it only works if you've been able to present yourself as neutral or non-hostile on race issues. That's not something that a lot of Republicans are very good at.

  5. Red State chief Erick Erickson:

    It is unfortunate to have to disinvite him. But I just don't want someone on stage who gets a hostile question from a lady and his first inclination is to imply it was hormonal. It just was wrong, he is not a professional politician and is known for being a blunt talker. But there are even lines blunt talkers and unprofessional politicians should not cross. Decency is one of those lines.


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