Definition of 'hostile'
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Civilians who might have supported it have become hostile. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The Hare play involves two couples struggling to reach home through a hostile environment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As a result, students of the left face the most hostile political environment in modern times. Smithsonian Mag (2017)I haven't been close to playing in a hostile environment. The Sun (2016)I'm sure the atmosphere has become less hostile. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As the weather becomes more hostile, it's time to give food to birds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Instead of finding a home for her and her research, she found an environment more hostile and discriminatory than Harvard. Smithsonian Mag (2017)That expectation has executives planning for a less hostile government. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Just the threat of deploying them may make hostile nations see sense. The Sun (2007)But they have fought with incredible courage in almost unimaginably hostile terrain. The Sun (2013)They risked their lives in a hostile physical environment and triumphed over nature and savages. The Tribes Triumphant (2006)The citation omitted to mention that the hostile fire was coming from his own side. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Therefore the first step in war will be to get rid of hostile aircraft. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)They fully deserve the hostile reception they receive. The Sun (2012)Youth and village cricket has become increasingly hostile. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The consortium said it would not go hostile unless a third party made an offer. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They see the world as inherently hostile. The Sun (2014)Being competitive can lead you into becoming increasingly aggressive and hostile in your interaction with others. Coping with Stress at Work (1988)They provide cover for a patrol against small arms fire and allow stealthy movement through hostile territory. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Will they be favourable or hostile to your approach? Times, Sunday Times (2012)The logistics of building a telescope in such a hostile environment are quite surprising. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is also fitted with an electronic screen that flags up hostile aircraft in red or yellow. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But some bankers are convinced that the growing role of hedge funds does make it easier to win hostile bids. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was a sign that he was listened to that in recent years his interventions were less colourful and hostile. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Sometimes may lead to hostile behaviour. Working with Teenagers (1994)Everyone feels hostile at times and has hurt, angry feelings. Coping with Bulimia (1987)They can mount a hostile bid but they can't take over the club. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The hostile terrain is tailor-made for snipers and ambush. The Sun (2006)Chief executives agreed with him that 50p is emblematic of an attitude that is hostile to wealth creators. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Military officials said there were no indications that the crash at Kandahar airfield was caused by hostile fire. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'hostile'
British English: hostile /ˈhɒstaɪl/ ADJECTIVE
If someone is hostile to another person or to an idea or suggestion, they show their dislike for them in an aggressive way.
The Governor faced hostile crowds.
- American English: hostile
- Arabic: عِدَائِيٌّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: hostil
- Chinese: 敌对的
- Croatian: neprijateljski
- Czech: nepřátelský
- Danish: fjendtlig
- Dutch: vijandig
- European Spanish: hostil
- Finnish: vihamielinen
- French: hostile
- German: feindlich
- Greek: εχθρικός
- Italian: ostile
- Japanese: 敵意のある
- Korean: 적대적인
- Norwegian: fiendtlig
- Polish: wrogi
- European Portuguese: hostil
- Romanian: ostil
- Russian: враждебный
- Spanish: hostil
- Swedish: fientlig
- Thai: ไม่เป็นมิตร
- Turkish: düşmanca
- Ukrainian: ворожий
- Vietnamese: thù địch
Definition of hostile from the Collins English Dictionary
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