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hostility

[ ho-stil-i-tee ]
/ hɒˈstɪl ɪ ti /
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noun, plural hos·til·i·ties.

a hostile state, condition, or attitude; enmity; antagonism; unfriendliness.
a hostile act.
opposition or resistance to an idea, plan, project, etc.
hostilities,
  1. acts of warfare.
  2. war1.

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Origin of hostility

1375–1425; late Middle English hostilite<Latin hostīlitās.See hostile, -ity
non·hos·til·i·ty, nouno·ver·hos·til·i·ty, nounpre·hos·til·i·ty, noun, plural pre·hos·til·i·ties.sem·i·hos·til·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hostility

hostility
/ (hɒˈstɪlɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

enmity or antagonism
an act expressing enmity or opposition
(plural) fighting; warfare
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