noun, plural hos·til·i·ties.
- acts of warfare.
SYNONYMS FOR hostility
Related formsnon·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
Examples from the Web for hostility
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
Undeterred, Wanda and Ida press on along a road of hostility and dissimulation that will lead to the harrowing end of their quest.Holocaust Horrors Haunt the Films ‘Ida’ And ‘The German Doctor’|Jack Schwartz|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They had shown in their convention a few weeks before their hostility to autonomy.The History of Cuba, vol. 4|Willis Fletcher Johnson
One sorrow approaches humiliation and hostility, and these thoughts have revived me.The Last Days of Tolstoy|V. G. Chertkov
For priests he had not a civil word; and they showed their sense of his hostility by getting him killed as soon as possible.Preface to Androcles and the Lion|George Bernard Shaw
Although he had himself dreaded a good deal from the hostility of the Pottawattamie, he could have wished this deed undone.Oak Openings|James Fenimore Cooper
He was sensible only of their hostility and utter want of sympathy.Tales of Space and Time|Herbert George Wells