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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 for "hostility":

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

How to pronounce hostility?

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#143011repugnance
#206995detestation

How to use hostility in a sentence?

  1. Suu Kyi:

    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.

  2. Tom Donilon:

    I would not have the summit, the President has never really come to grips with the entire list of active hostility against the United States by the Russian Federation directed by President Vladimir Putins.

  3. Attorney General Sessions:

    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.

  4. Karen Bradley:

    Crimes motivated by hatred or hostility towards someone because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender-identity or because they are disabled are absolutely abhorrent and this government will do everything to eradicate them.

  5. CLIFFORD VILLALON:

    If you are daunted by armed struggle, you don't have to fight back with armories. Peace is not always achieved by retaliation or hostility.

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