- hostess gown,
- hostile fire,
- hostile sexism,
- hostile takeover,
- hostile witness,
Origin of hostile
Examples from the Web for hostile
They were alone and unarmed in hostile territory without even having the reassurance of radio communications.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
De Merode is hundreds of miles from his wife and daughters, encircled by hostile forces, a target on the back of his uniform.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo|Nina Strochlic|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And she went right down into a mine area, between two hostile sides.
"The concept of a hostile work environment was being discussed, it was a new thing," she says.And Now Mitch McConnell Is the ‘Pro-Woman’ Candidate!|Eleanor Clift|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“London audiences can be really, really critical and hostile,” McKell stated.
This shows him that the hostile feeling against him tends to disappear.
Magnus, storming furiously forward at that moment, was wounded in the wrist as he was boarding a hostile ship.Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)|Charles Morris
There was an immediate outbreak of hostile public opinion in Spain, which in Catalonia resulted in serious riots.A History of Spain|Charles E. Chapman
Winter will drive the invaders home, so he sends back word that he will bide his time till the hostile fleet comes.Canada: the Empire of the North|Agnes C. Laut
But two hundred hostile Indians so alarmed Boerstler that he attempted to retreat.The Fight for a Free Sea: A Chronicle of the War of 1812|Ralph D. Paine
Word Origin for hostile
late 15c., from Middle French hostile "of or belonging to an enemy" or directly from Latin hostilis "of an enemy," from hostis "enemy" (see guest). The noun meaning "hostile person" is recorded from 1838, American English, a word from the Indian wars.