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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hostile  \Hos"tile\,  a.  [L.  hostilis  from  hostis  enemy:  cf  F. 
  hostile.  See  {Host}  an  army.] 
  Belonging  or  appropriate  to  an  enemy;  showing  the  disposition 
  of  an  enemy;  showing  ill  will  and  malevolence,  or  a  desire  to 
  thwart  and  injure;  occupied  by  an  enemy  or  enemies;  inimical; 
  unfriendly;  as  a  hostile  force;  hostile  intentions;  a 
  hostile  country;  hostile  to  a  sudden  change. 
 
  Syn:  Warlike;  inimical;  unfriendly;  antagonistic;  opposed; 
  adverse;  opposite;  contrary;  repugnant. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hostile  \Hos"tile\,  n. 
  An  enemy;  esp.,  an  American  Indian  in  arms  against  the 
  whites;  --  commonly  in  the  plural.  [Colloq.]  --P.  H. 
  Sheridan. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hostile 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  enmity  or  ill  will  "a  hostile  nation";  "a 
  hostile  remark";  "hostile  actions"  [ant:  {amicable}] 
  2:  not  belonging  to  your  own  country's  forces  or  those  of  an 
  ally;  "hostile  naval  and  air  forces"  [ant:  {friendly}] 
  3:  very  unfriendly;  "a  hostile  attitude" 
  4:  impossible  to  bring  into  friendly  accord;  "hostile  factions" 
  5:  very  unfavorable  to  life  or  growth;  "a  hostile  climate";  "an 
  uncongenial  atmosphere";  "an  uncongenial  soil";  "the 
  unfriendly  environment  at  high  altitudes"  [syn:  {uncongenial}, 
  {unfriendly}] 
  6:  marked  by  features  that  oppose  constructive  treatment  or 
  development;  "not  able  to  accomplish  much  in  such  a 
  hostile  environment" 
  7:  (business)  used  of  attempts  to  buy  or  take  control  of  a 
  business;  "hostile  takeover";  "hostile  tender  offer" 




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