Synonyms of hostile


1. hostile, military personnel, soldiery, troops

usage: troops belonging to the enemy's military forces; "the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles"


1. hostile (vs. amicable), aggressive, belligerent, antagonistic, antipathetic, antipathetical, at loggerheads, bitter, dirty, head-on, ill, opponent, opposing, unfriendly, inimical, aggressive, hateful, offensive, unfriendly, unpeaceful, violent

usage: characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions"

2. hostile (vs. friendly)

usage: not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally; "hostile naval and air forces"

3. hostile, irreconcilable (vs. reconcilable), unreconcilable

usage: impossible to bring into friendly accord; "hostile factions"

4. hostile, uncongenial, unfriendly, inhospitable (vs. hospitable)

usage: very unfavorable to life or growth; "a hostile climate"; "an uncongenial atmosphere"; "an uncongenial soil"; "the unfriendly environment at high altitudes"

5. hostile, aggressive (vs. unaggressive)

usage: unsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company ( used of attempts to buy or take control of a business); "hostile takeover"; "hostile tender offer"; "hostile bid"

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