- hostess gown,
- hostile fire,
- hostile sexism,
- hostile takeover,
- hostile witness,
Origin of hostile
Examples from the Web for non-hostile
“His overall behavior has been mostly compliant and non-hostile toward the guard force and staff,” it says.4 of ‘Taliban 5’ Will Likely Fight Again, U.S. Spies Say|Eli Lake, Kimberly Dozier|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the god talked on softly, and ever the hand rose and fell with non-hostile pats.White Fang|Jack London
He kept himself, therefore, in a non-hostile attitude toward all theories and systems.The Side Of The Angels|Basil King
Non-hostile relations can also be created by peace negotiations.
Each of these non-hostile relations must be discussed separately.
Word Origin for hostile
late 15c., from Middle French hostile "of or belonging to an enemy" or directly from Latin hostilis "of an enemy," from hostis "enemy" (see guest). The noun meaning "hostile person" is recorded from 1838, American English, a word from the Indian wars.