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hostility

hos·til·i·ty

hostility

pronunciation:
ha stI lih ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: hostilities
definition 1: the state of being unfriendly or full of hate.
He felt hostility toward her after she hit him.
 
synonyms:
animosity, antagonism, unfriendliness
antonyms:
devotion
similar words:
dislike, hatred, ill will, malice, opposition, spite
definition 2: (plural) acts of war.
We were sad to hear of new hostilities between the two countries.
synonyms:
combat, fighting, war
similar words:
aggression, assault, attack, battle, warfare
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The word hostility contains the following part:
-ty, -ity, -uity, -eity Latin noun-forming suffix that means state or quality of being