non·​hos·​tile | \ ˌnän-ˈhä-stᵊl How to pronounce nonhostile (audio) , -ˌstī(-ə)l \

Definition of nonhostile

: not hostile: such as
a : not of or relating to an enemy nonhostile territory
b : not unfriendly or antagonistic a nonhostile relationship

Examples of nonhostile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Namely, to be all things to all missions, from down-and-dirty close air support to ground troops to routine patrols in nonhostile regions. Jamie Mcintyre, Washington Examiner, 18 Mar. 2021 Experts say bosses should remind workers about anti-harassment and social media policies, since worker behavior could run afoul of an employer’s obligation to maintain a safe and nonhostile work environment. Kaite Surma,, 4 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of nonhostile

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonhostile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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