[ ih-nim-i-kuhl ]
/ ɪˈnɪm ɪ kəl /
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Also in·im·i·ca·ble [ih-nim-i-kuh-buhl] /ɪˈnɪm ɪ kə bəl/ .
Origin of inimical
synonym study for inimical
2. See hostile.
OTHER WORDS FROM inimical
in·im·i·cal·ly, adverbin·im·i·cal·ness, nounin·im·i·cal·i·ty [ih-nim-i-kal-i-tee] /ɪˌnɪm ɪˈkæl ɪ ti/ nounun·in·im·i·cal, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH inimicalinimical , inimitable
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Example sentences from the Web for inimical
They made the mistake of supposing the interests of the merchant, artisan, and mechanic were also inimicable.A Spoil of Office|Hamlin Garland
British Dictionary definitions for inimical
/ (ɪˈnɪmɪkəl) /
adverse or unfavourable
not friendly; hostile
Derived forms of inimicalinimically, adverbinimicalness or inimicality, noun
Word Origin for inimical
C17: from Late Latin inimīcālis, from inimīcus, from in- 1 + amīcus friendly; see enemy
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