noun, plural hos·til·i·ties.
- acts of warfare.
SYNONYMS FOR hostility
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OTHER WORDS FROM hostilitynon·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
Example sentences from the Web for hostility
But with the outbreak of hostilities in mid-2011, all festivities were thrust into the deep freeze.In One Corner of Syria, Christmas Spirit Somehow Manages to Survive|Peter Schwartzstein|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But concern about the lake is fuelling hostilities that could prove problematic for the government and investors.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution|Nina Lakhani|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then he tried to claim there were no “hostilities” in Libya, to nullify the War Powers Resolution.
They wrote a campaign platform that called, “after four years of failure to restore the Union,” for “a cessation of hostilities.”Atlanta’s Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed|Marc Wortman|September 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And aside from prisoner exchanges, there is of course the matter of ending hostilities in the first place.We Should Negotiate With Terrorists. We Always Have.|Michael Tomasky|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He graduated at Yale college, and at the commencement of hostilities was appointed to the chief command of the Connecticut troops.
The rebel general opportunely arrived in Singapore at or about the time of the outbreak of American-Spanish hostilities.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
His good sense showed him how large an element of injustice entered into these hostilities.Bastien Lepage|Fr. Crastre
Capitulation of the city of Canton, which had forfeited previous stipulations with the British and resumed hostilities.
But this did not prevent the continuance of hostilities in Brazil, and the other foreign possessions of Portugal.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham