Hostilities



[ho-stil-i-tee] /hɒˈstɪl ɪ ti/

noun, plural hostilities.
1.
a hostile state, condition, or attitude; enmity; antagonism; unfriendliness.
2.
a hostile act.
3.
opposition or resistance to an idea, plan, project, etc.
4.
hostilities.

/hɒˈstɪlɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
enmity or antagonism
2.
an act expressing enmity or opposition
3.
(pl) fighting; warfare
n.

early 15c., from Middle French hostilité “enmity” (15c.), or directly from Late Latin hostilitatem (nominative hostilitas) “enmity,” from Latin hostilis, from hostis “enemy” (see guest). Hostilities in the sense of “warfare” attested from 1610s.

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