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Synonyms for hostile

Synonyms for hostile

of or engaged in warfare

inclined to act in a hostile way

feeling or showing unfriendliness

Synonyms for hostile

troops belonging to the enemy's military forces

characterized by enmity or ill will

not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally


impossible to bring into friendly accord

very unfavorable to life or growth

unsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company ( used of attempts to buy or take control of a business)

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Bradbury, with admirable presence of mind, reflected that the savage, if hostile in his intents, would have shot him without giving him a chance of defense; he paused, therefore, and held out his hand.
Hunt, and having heard of the hostile intentions of the Sioux, had made the greatest exertions to overtake him, that they might pass through the dangerous part of the river together.
It is true you are masters of the secret, but not through any means of ours; nor do I know that I can justify myself, for even being neutral, while you attempt to invade the dwelling of my uncle in this hostile manner.
Using the Hostile Control Tactics methodology, they move with blinding speed, efficient and accuracy.
According to his new lawyer in Tehran, Rezaian faces four charges: espionage, collecting classified information, "collaborating with hostile governments" and "propaganda against the establishment.
According to Bill Koenig, executive vice president for Hostile, the TORC series perfectly demonstrates the true reason behind weight optimization and strength.
The forces destroyed three hostile boats and arrested 20 people.
The minister's comment comes at a time when, almost on a daily basis, witnesses in the case are turning hostile.
Meanwhile, those who played nonviolent games showed no meaningful changes in aggression or hostile expectations over that period.
Lekhi argued that Munshi could not be termed hostile since even the Supreme Court had used part of his deposition to convict Manu Sharma and others.
Facing the front from dead centre, hostile listeners seem to depend as much on giving dirty looks as on offering reasoned argument.
Gladstone PLC, an Oxford-based high tech business, received its own pounds 13 million hostile bid in October 2008 from Constellation Software Inc.
The advanced registration would allow the beer company to cope with a hostile takeover bid more promptly by shortening the procedural period for an actual issuance to some 10 days from a conventional 25 days.
In my experience, the Buddhists are the absolute nicest and most tolerant while it is the Christians who are the most hostile and intolerant.
High hostile couples had more than the median number of conflicts and likely recurring marital discord.