hostility

[ ho-stil-i-tee ]
/ hɒˈstɪl ɪ ti /

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

OTHER WORDS FROM hostility

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 hostilities

hostility
/ (hɒˈstɪlɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

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