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  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hostility  \Hos*til"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Hostilities}.  [L.  hostilitas: 
  cf  F.  hostilit['e].] 
  1.  State  of  being  hostile;  public  or  private  enemy; 
  unfriendliness;  animosity. 
 
  Hostility  being  thus  suspended  with  France. 
  --Hayward. 
 
  2.  An  act  of  an  open  enemy;  a  hostile  deed;  especially  in  the 
  plural,  acts  of  warfare;  attacks  of  an  enemy. 
 
  We  have  showed  ourselves  generous  adversaries  .  .  . 
  and  have  carried  on  even  our  hostilities  with 
  humanity.  --Atterbury. 
 
  He  who  proceeds  to  wanton  hostility,  often  provokes 
  an  enemy  where  he  might  have  a  friend.  --Crabb. 
 
  Syn:  Animosity;  enmity;  opposition;  violence;  aggression; 
  contention;  warfare. 




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