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
Words nearby hostility
Example sentences from the Web for hostility
Such government hostility toward people of faith has no place in a free society.
It claimed its armed forces had destroyed 26 Armenian tanks since the hostilities began on Sunday.
It’s a perfect storm of know-nothingism and just a general, always-on level of hostility.BusyBodyism: The Internet Brew of Whiteness and Class|Eugene Robinson|September 26, 2020|Ozy
Yet at the same time, renormalization’s hostility to microscopic details works against the efforts of modern physicists who are hungry for signs of the next realm down.How Mathematical ‘Hocus-Pocus’ Saved Particle Physics|Charlie Wood|September 17, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Long-term Dunedin data indicate, for instance, that undercontrolled kids provoked hostility in parents, peers and teachers.‘The Origins of You’ explores how kids develop into their adult selves|Bruce Bower|September 16, 2020|Science News
Hostility to the non-urban regions includes a detestation of suburbia.
Amanda came home to largely welcoming American arms, her case held up as an example of hostility to Americans abroad.
For instance, when a couple is having trouble, the tension and hostility can bleed into BDSM scenes.Coming Out Kinky to Your Doctor, in Black and Blue|Heather Boerner|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even the way the term “aliens” is used to describe migrants spotted in the desert has an air of hostility.A Shooting on a Tribal Land Uncovers Feds Running Wild|Caitlin Dickson|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The widespread hostility of local people makes it far more difficult for the authorities to track the militia.How Nigeria’s Stupidly Brutal Cops Botch the Hunt for Boko Haram|Nico Hines|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was looking at me with eyebrows arched, curiously, and there was a faint suggestion of hostility in the set of his mouth.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
Thine is the spirit of universal liberty and love—of uncompromising hostility to every form of injustice and wrong.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
In 1811 the growing hostility of Russia required the attendance of the Prince of Eckmhl at the headquarters of his command.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The hostility with which he regarded this group of composers had its origin in his distrustful attitude towards society generally.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
This marriage caused secret hostility between the two fathers, one being the other's superior in office.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe