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hostility

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19 in 19 verses (in OT : 15 in 15 verses) (in NT : 4 in 4 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

hostilityn. [L. hostilitas: cf. F. hostilité.].
  •  State of being hostile; public or private enemy; unfriendliness; animosity.  [1913 Webster]
    "Hostility being thus suspended with France."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An act of an open enemy; a hostile deed; especially in the plural, acts of warfare; attacks of an enemy. See hostilities  [1913 Webster]
    "He who proceeds to wanton hostility, often provokes an enemy where he might have a friend."
Syn. -- Animosity; enmity; opposition; violence; aggression; contention; warfare.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

hostility, n. (pl. -ies)
1 being hostile, enmity.
2 a state of warfare.
3 (in pl.) acts of warfare.
4 opposition (in thought etc.).

Etymology
F hostilit{eacute} or LL hostilitas (as HOSTILE)

DEVIL DICTIONARY

hostility

n. A peculiarly sharp and specially applied sense of the earth's overpopulation. Hostility is classified as active and passive; as (respectively) the feeling of a woman for her female friends, and that which she entertains for all the rest of her sex.

THESAURUS

hostility

Kilkenny cats, abhorrence, abomination, action, aggression, aggressiveness, allergy, altercation, animosity, animus, antagonism, anteposition, antipathy, antithesis, argument, aversion, bad blood, bad feeling, bellicism, bellicosity, belligerence, belligerency, bickering, bloodshed, cat-and-dog life, chauvinism, clash, clashing, cold sweat, collision, combat, combativeness, competition, conflict, confrontation, confrontment, contention, contentiousness, contest, contestation, contradiction, contradistinction, contraindication, contraposition, contrariety, contrariness, contrast, controversy, counterposition, creeping flesh, cross-purposes, cut and thrust, debate, despitefulness, disaccord, disaffinity, disagreement, discrepancy, disgust, disputation, dispute, dissension, enmity, ferocity, fierceness, fight, fighting, fractiousness, friction, hard feelings, hardheartedness, hate, hatred, horror, hostilities, ill will, immediate dislike, inconsistency, inimicalness, jingoism, litigation, loathing, logomachy, malevolence, malice, malignity, martialism, militancy, militarism, mortal horror, nausea, negativeness, noncooperation, obstinacy, opposing, oppositeness, opposition, opposure, oppugnance, oppugnancy, paper war, personality conflict, perverseness, perversity, polar opposition, polarity, polarization, polemic, posing against, pugnaciousness, pugnacity, quarrel, quarreling, quarrelsomeness, rancor, recalcitrance, refractoriness, repugnance, repulsion, rivalry, saber rattling, scrapping, showdown, shuddering, spite, spitefulness, squabbling, state of war, strife, struggle, truculence, uncooperativeness, unfriendliness, unpeacefulness, vying, war, war of words, warfare, warmongering, warpath, words, wrangling

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hostility

Enmity

N enmity, hostility, unfriendliness, discord, bitterness, rancor, alienation, estrangement, dislike, hate, heartburning, animosity, malevolence, inimical, unfriendly, hostile, at enmity, at variance, at daggers drawn, at open war with, up in arms against, in bad odor with, on bad terms, not on speaking terms, cool, cold, cold hearted, estranged, alienated, disaffected, irreconcilable.


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