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hostile

hos·tile

hostile

 
 
pronunciation:
ha stihl [or] ha staIl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: feeling or showing dislike; unfriendly.
Mary gave me a hostile look that hurt my feelings.
synonyms:
unfriendly
antonyms:
friendly, genial, warm
similar words:
aggressive, belligerent, ill, malicious, offensive, savage, ugly
definition 2: hard to bear; harsh.
Antarctica has a hostile climate.
synonyms:
disagreeable, unfriendly
antonyms:
favorable
similar words:
adverse, harsh, unpleasant
derivation: hostilely (adv.)
Homophone Note
The words hostile and hostel sound alike but have different meanings. To find out why you'd never want to stay in a hostel whose owners were hostile, look up hostel.
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