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Synonyms for hostility
hɒˈstɪl ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hostility, ill will(noun)

    a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition

    "he could not conceal his hostility"

    Synonyms:
    aggression, enmity, ill will, antagonism

  2. hostility, enmity, antagonism(noun)

    a state of deep-seated ill-will

    Synonyms:
    aggression, enmity, ill will, antagonism

  3. hostility, enmity, ill will(noun)

    the feeling of a hostile person

    "he could no longer contain his hostility"

    Synonyms:
    aggression, enmity, ill will, antagonism

  4. aggression, hostility(noun)

    violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked

    Synonyms:
    aggression, enmity, ill will, aggressiveness, antagonism

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hostility

    Antipathy, repugnance, and uncongeniality are instinctive; other forms of dislike may be acquired or cherished for cause. Uncongeniality is negative, a want of touch or sympathy. An antipathy to a person or thing is an instinctive recoil from connection or association with that person or thing, and may be physical or mental, or both. Antagonism may result from the necessity of circumstances; opposition may spring from conflicting views or interests; abhorrence and detestation may be the result of religious and moral training; distaste and disgust may be acquired; aversion is a deep and permanent dislike. A natural antipathy may give rise to opposition which may result in hatred and hostility. Compare ACRIMONY; ANGER; ENMITY; HATRED.

    Synonyms:
    abhorrence, antagonism, antipathy, aversion, detestation, disgust, dislike, distaste, hatred, opposition, repugnance, repulsion, uncongeniality

    Antonyms:
    affinity, agreement, attraction, congeniality, fellow-feeling, harmony, kindliness, regard, sympathy

    Preposition:
    Antipathy to (less frequently for or against) a person or thing; antipathy between or betwixt two persons or things.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hostility(n.)

    Synonyms:
    enmity, animosity, hatred, unfriendliness, ill-will

  2. hostility(n.)

    Synonyms:
    opposition, repugnance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hostility(n)

    Synonyms:
    enmity, animosity, unfriendliness, opposition, warfare, aggression

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    enmity, hostile, animosity, antagonism, runner, feud, sprinter, hatred

How to pronounce hostility?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say hostility in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#5349opposition
#7724runner
#12170hostile
#13325hatred
#15217aggression
#17397dislike
#21810hostility
#28532disgust
#29456aversion
#32721feud
#41216sprinter
#48333antagonism
#48768animosity
#50674enmity
#53901repulsion
#56257aggressiveness
#61578distaste
#78152antipathy
#103154abhorrence
#143011repugnance
#206995detestation

How to use hostility in a sentence?

  1. Jeffrey Toobin:

    The most important thing would be, did he say anything that indicates racial hostility, either before, or after, or during (the shooting)?

  2. John Delury:

    I don't think they're popping the champagne bottles because there's a whole set of difficulties that come with North Korea being engaged. In some ways it's a bigger stress on their system. They're very good at dealing with hostility and they know how to be isolated. It's harder for their system to have dialogue and cooperation.

  3. Albert Schweitzer:

    Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.

  4. Morgan Ortagus:

    The United States and the DPRK [ North Korea ] will not overcome a legacy of 70 years of war and hostility on the Korean Peninsula through the course of Earlier Saturday, these are weighty issues, and they require a strong commitment by both countries. United States has that commitment.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    While this incident is alarming, it is not surprising, hate crimes and shows of hostility toward minorities have recently been surging.


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