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Hostile



[hos-tl or, esp. British, -tahyl] /ˈhɒs tl or, esp. British, -taɪl/

adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of an enemy:
a hostile nation.
2.
opposed in feeling, action, or character; antagonistic:
hostile criticism.
3.
characterized by antagonism.
4.
not friendly, warm, or generous; not hospitable.
noun
5.
a person or thing that is antagonistic or unfriendly.
6.
Military. an enemy soldier, plane, ship, etc.
/ˈhɒstaɪl/
adjective
1.
antagonistic; opposed
2.
of or relating to an enemy
3.
unfriendly
noun
4.
a hostile person; enemy
adj.

late 15c., from Middle French hostile “of or belonging to an enemy” or directly from Latin hostilis “of an enemy,” from hostis “enemy” (see guest). The noun meaning “hostile person” is recorded from 1838, American English, a word from the Indian wars.

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