hos·tile (hŏstəl, -tīl′)
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of an enemy: hostile forces; hostile acts.
2. Feeling or showing enmity or ill will: interpreted the remark as hostile.
3. Being in opposition; opposed: hostile to the proposal.
4. Unfavorable to health or well-being; inhospitable or adverse: a hostile climate.
1. An antagonistic person or thing.
2. An enemy in warfare.
[Latin hostīlis, from hostis, enemy; see ghos-ti- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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