Inimical meaning

ĭ-nĭm'ĭ-kəl
Like an enemy; hostile; unfriendly.
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The definition of inimical is unfriendly or harmful.

An example of inimical is the nature of disease.

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Injurious or harmful in effect; adverse.

Habits inimical to good health.

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Unfriendly; hostile.

A cold, inimical voice.

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In opposition; adverse; unfavorable.

Laws inimical to freedom.

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Suicide is inimical to the health of the participant.

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Her inimical attitude precludes romance.

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Origin of inimical

  • Late Latin inimīcālis from Latin inimīcus enemy enemy
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin inimicus (“enemy”), from in- (“not”) + amicus (“friend”).
    From Wiktionary