Variant of hostile
- of or characteristic of an enemy; warlike
- having or showing ill will; unfriendly; antagonistic
- not hospitable or compatible; adverse
- Finance of or relating to the acquisition of a corporation against the wishes of its management: a hostile takeover
Origin: L hostilis < hostis, enemy: see hospice
- hostilely adverb
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