[ih-nim-i-kuhl or ih-nim-i-kuh-buhl]
- adverse in tendency or effect; unfavorable; harmful: a climate inimical to health.
- unfriendly; hostile: a cold, inimical gaze.
Origin of inimical
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Related Words for inimicablehostile, harmful, adverse, unfriendly, opposed, unfavorable, destructive, injurious, antipathetic, disaffected, hurtful, ill, noxious, pernicious, repugnant, ill-disposed, inimicable, oppugnant
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Historical Examples of inimicable
They made the mistake of supposing the interests of the merchant, artisan, and mechanic were also inimicable.A Spoil of Office
- adverse or unfavourable
- not friendly; hostile
Word Origin for inimical
C17: from Late Latin inimīcālis, from inimīcus, from in- 1 + amīcus friendly; see enemy
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1640s, from Late Latin inimicalis "hostile," from Latin inimicus "unfriendly, an enemy" (see enemy).
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