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Synonyms and Antonyms of hostility

  1. 1 a deep-seated ill will <a lingering hostility between the two neighbors ever since since they had that property-line dispute> Synonyms animosity, animus, antagonism, antipathy, bad blood, bitterness, gall, grudge, enmity, jaundice, rancorRelated Words blood feud, feud, score, vendetta; hate, hatred, loathing; vindictiveness, virulence, vitriol; alienation, disaffection, estrangement; conflict, coolness, discord, friction, strain, tension; inhospitableness, unfriendliness; malice, malignancy, malignity, spite, spitefulness, venomNear Antonyms amiability, amicability, civility, cordiality, friendliness, hospitality, neighborliness; comity, empathy, friendship, goodwill, sympathy, understandingAntonyms amity

  2. 2 hostilities pl  a state of armed violent struggle between states, nations, or groups <both sides agreed to cease all hostilities for Hanukkah and Christmas> Synonyms conflagration, conflict, hostilities, hot warRelated Words civil war, cold war, holy war, limited war, police action, world war; action, battle, engagement, skirmish; combat, fighting, warfareNear Antonyms demilitarization, demobilization, disarmament; pacification; cease-fire, truce; calm, peacefulness, tranquillity (or tranquility)Antonyms peace

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to permeate or influence as if by dyeing

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