[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 inimicalityenmity, hostility, resentment, disaffection, hatred, animosity, war, bitterness, opposition, antipathy, rancor, estrangement, aggression, malice, pugnacity, spite, malevolence, venom, militancy, detestation
- 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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