Definition of hostility
- glad to have gotten through the divorce proceedings without any visible signs of hostility
- showed open hostility toward outsiders
- there was tension, there was hostility and envy in the air
- —Theodor Reik
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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: an unfriendly or hostile state, attitude, or action
hostilities : acts of fighting in a war
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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