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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Warlike. Also: Having or showing hate or dislike.

Usage examples (46)
  • The universe is not hostile, nor yet is it friendly. It is simply indifferent.
  • hostile takeover
  • A hostile climate
  • A hostile attitude for more
Tutoring comment
  • The young travelers at the "hostel" (inexpensive lodging usually for young people who are traveling) were friendly, not "hostile" (showing ill will or a strong dislike).
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