Synonyms for hostility
hɒˈstɪl ɪ tihos·til·i·ty
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Antipathy to (less frequently for or against) a person or thing; antipathy between or betwixt two persons or things.
hostility, ill willnoun
a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition
"he could not conceal his hostility"
hostility, enmity, antagonismnoun
a state of deep-seated ill-will
hostility, enmity, ill willnoun
the feeling of a hostile person
"he could no longer contain his hostility"
violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked
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The lower west terrace and the lower west terrace tunnel were the scenes of shocking violence and hostility towards police on January 6, 2021, no police officer should have to endure these attacks.
I think there is a lot of hostility there -- it is Muslims killing Muslims as well, if they think they are cooperating with the authorities, it is not just a matter of ethnic cleansing, as you put it -- it is a matter of people on different sides of the divide, and this divide we are trying to close up.
They will remember what we do, yet, even as this tragedy unfolds, some of the countries most able to help are shutting their gates to people seeking asylum. Borders are closing, pushbacks are increasing, and hostility is rising. Avenues for legitimate escape are fading away.
Too bad you can not put the hostility out of the game, only for three weeks of an experience of a lifetime that we can meet girls from around the world and also from the neighbouring [sic] country.
They have demonstrated an open hostility to enforcing laws designed to protect law enforcement — Federal, state, and local — and reduce crime, and instead have adopted an official policy of protecting criminal aliens who prey on their own residents… No amount of federal taxpayer dollars will help a city that refuses to help its own residents.
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- εχθρικότητα, εχθροπραξία, εχθρότηταGreek
- 적대감, 적의Korean
- vijandigheid, vijandschap, hostiliteit, vijandelijkheidDutch
- dușmănie, ostilitateRomanian
- вражда, неприятие, враждебность, враждебный актRussian
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