hostility (Meaning)

Wordnet

hostility (n)

a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition

a state of deep-seated ill-will

the feeling of a hostile person

violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked

Webster

hostility (n.)

State of being hostile; public or private enemy; unfriendliness; animosity.

An act of an open enemy; a hostile deed; especially in the plural, acts of warfare; attacks of an enemy.

hostility Sentence Examples

  1. The hostile atmosphere in the meeting made it difficult to engage in constructive dialogue.
  2. The hostile stare of the stranger sent shivers down her spine.
  3. The soldiers were met with hostility as they entered the hostile territory.
  4. The hostile remarks on social media fueled the conflict even further.
  5. The hostile takeover of the company raised concerns among stakeholders.
  6. The hostile environment at work created a toxic and unproductive atmosphere.
  7. The hostile relationship between the two neighbors led to constant disputes.
  8. The hostile reaction to the proposed policy highlighted the deep divisions within the community.
  9. The hostile actions of the aggressor forced the other party into a defensive posture.
  10. The hostile takeover attempt was met with stiff resistance from the company's shareholders.

FAQs About the word hostility

a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition, a state of deep-seated ill-will, the feeling of a hostile person, violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked

rancor, feud, antagonism,hatred, antipathy, animosity, bitterness, grudge, enmity, animus

hospitality, cordiality, friendliness, amity,amity, civility, civility, cordiality, hospitality, friendliness

The hostile atmosphere in the meeting made it difficult to engage in constructive dialogue.

The hostile stare of the stranger sent shivers down her spine.

The soldiers were met with hostility as they entered the hostile territory.

The hostile remarks on social media fueled the conflict even further.