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Adjective: hostile  hós-t(u)l or 'hós,tI(-u)l [N. Amer], 'hós,tI(-u)l [Brit]
  1. Characterized by enmity or ill will
    "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions"
  2. Not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally
    "hostile naval and air forces"
  3. Impossible to bring into friendly accord
    "hostile factions"
  4. Very unfavourable to life or growth
    "a hostile climate";
    - uncongenial, unfriendly
  5. Unsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company (used of attempts to buy or take control of a business)
    "hostile takeover"; "hostile tender offer"; "hostile bid"
Noun: hostile  hós-t(u)l or 'hós,tI(-u)l [N. Amer], 'hós,tI(-u)l [Brit]
  1. (military) troops belonging to the enemy's military forces
    "the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles"

Derived forms: hostiles

See also: aggressive, antagonistic, antipathetic, antipathetical, at loggerheads, at odds, at outs [N. Amer], belligerent, bitter, chippy [N. Amer, informal], clashing, dirty, hateful, head-on, ill, inhospitable, inimical, irreconcilable, offensive, opponent, opposing, rival, unfriendly, unpeaceful, unreconcilable, violent

Type of: military personnel, soldiery, troops

Antonym: amicable, friendly

Encyclopedia: Hostile