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Synonyms for hostility
hɒˈstɪl ɪ tihos·til·i·ty

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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  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.

Princeton's WordNet1.5 / 2 votes

  1. hostility, ill willnoun

    a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition

    "he could not conceal his hostility"

    Synonyms:
    aggression, enmity, ill will, antagonism

  2. hostility, enmity, antagonismnoun

    a state of deep-seated ill-will

    Synonyms:
    aggression, enmity, ill will, antagonism

  3. hostility, enmity, ill willnoun

    the feeling of a hostile person

    "he could no longer contain his hostility"

    Synonyms:
    aggression, enmity, ill will, antagonism

  4. aggression, hostilitynoun

    violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. hostilitynoun

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

  2. hostilitynoun

    Synonyms:
    opposition, repugnance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. hostilitynoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "hostility":

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

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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. Thomas Jefferson:

    I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

  2. Kristen Waggoner:

    It’s nothing more than hostility towards people of faith, how could you say this kind of cake – blue on the outside, pink on the inside – how can you say that doesn’t have a message? It clearly has a message.

  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. Tom Donilon:

    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, i would not go forward with this thing.

  5. Michael Beckley:

    China, on the one hand, wants to support Russia but is not willing to go to the full extent as an ally would because it worries that it'll get cut off from the Western economic system and invite hostility towards itself.


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