Hostility meaning

hŏ-stĭlĭ-tē
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A feeling of enmity, ill will, unfriendliness, etc.; antagonism.
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The definition of hostility is an unfriendly or warlike feeling.

An example of hostility is a high school bully locking a classmate in their locker.

An example of hostility is a bomb exploding in a crowded marketplace.

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The state of being hostile; antagonism or enmity.
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(uncountable) The state of being hostile.
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(countable) A hostile action, especially a military action. See hostilities for specific plural definition.
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Origin of hostility

  • From Middle French hostilité, from Late Latin hostilitas.

    From Wiktionary