- 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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Examples from the Web for inimically
Historical Examples of inimically
In a moment, devil only knows why, Hermann and I were looking at each other most inimically.Falk
His wife could have been inimically imagined fascinated and dwindling.Diana of the Crossways, Complete
Why was he standing thirty feet from her and observing her inimically?The Roll-Call
So inimically disposed were these monks that they stopped up the channel we drew our water from.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2)
The door was opened by a man in livery of prelatical black, who eyed him inimically.Buried Alive: A Tale of These Days
- adverse or unfavourable
- not friendly; hostile
Word Origin for inimical
1640s, from Late Latin inimicalis "hostile," from Latin inimicus "unfriendly, an enemy" (see enemy).