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Meaning of hostile

hos•tile

Pronunciation: (hos'tl or, esp. Brit., -tīl), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an enemy: a hostile nation.
  2. opposed in feeling, action, or character; antagonistic: hostile criticism.
  3. characterized by antagonism.
  4. not friendly, warm, or generous; not hospitable.
—n.
  1. a person or thing that is antagonistic or unfriendly.
  2. an enemy soldier, plane, ship, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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