Simple Definition of hostility
: an unfriendly or hostile state, attitude, or action
hostilities : acts of fighting in a war
Examples of hostility
They were both glad to have gotten through the divorce proceedings without any visible signs of hostility.
The townspeople showed open hostility to outsiders.
Peace talks were stalled after recent hostilities.
Both sides are calling for a cessation of hostilities.
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Definition of hostility
1 : an unfriendly or hostile state, attitude, or action <They showed no hostility toward strangers.>
2 hostilities plural : acts of warfare
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