- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /hɒˈstɪlɪti/
- (General American) IPA(key): /hɑˈstɪlɪti/
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- Rhymes: -ɪlɪti
- (uncountable) The state of being hostile.
My resentment and anger towards you caused hostility and a division between us.
1603, John Florio, transl.; Michel de Montaigne, Essayes, printed at London: Edward Blount, OCLC 946730821:, II.12:
- There is no hostilitie so excellent, as that which is absolutely Christian.
2011 October 1, Phil McNulty, “Everton 0-2 Liverpool”, in BBC Sport:
- But with Goodison Park openly directing its full hostility towards Atkinson, Liverpool went ahead when Carroll turned in his first Premier League goal of the season after 70 minutes.
- 2013 September 28, Kenan Malik, "London Is Special, but Not That Special," New York Times (retrieved 28 September 2013):
- The polarization of wealth and the polarization of attitudes to diversity are not unrelated. A key reason for popular hostility to immigrants is that to many people, particularly within working-class communities, immigration has become a symbol of unacceptable change.
- (countable) A hostile action, especially a military action. See hostilities for specific plural definition.
- (state of being hostile): antagonism, opposition, enmity, animosity, antipathy, hatred, unfriendliness
- (military action): war, fighting, combat
state of being hostile
hostile action, especially a military action
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