[ih-nim-i-kuh l or ih-nim-i-kuh-buh l]
- adverse in tendency or effect; unfavorable; harmful: a climate inimical to health.
- unfriendly; hostile: a cold, inimical gaze.
Origin of inimical
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1. noxious. 2. antagonistic. See hostile.
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Examples from the Web for inimicable
They made the mistake of supposing the interests of the merchant, artisan, and mechanic were also inimicable.A Spoil of Office
- adverse or unfavourable
- not friendly; hostile
C17: from Late Latin inimīcālis, from inimīcus, from in- 1 + amīcus friendly; see enemy
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Word Origin and History for inimicable
1640s, from Late Latin inimicalis "hostile," from Latin inimicus "unfriendly, an enemy" (see enemy).
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