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Dictionary definition for: Hostile

1. (a) characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation" "a hostile remark" "hostile actions"

2. (a) not belonging to your own country''s forces or those of an ally; "hostile naval and air forces"

3. (s) very unfriendly; "a hostile attitude"

4. (s) impossible to bring into friendly accord; "hostile factions"

5. (s) very unfavorable to life or growth; "a hostile climate" "an uncongenial atmosphere" "an uncongenial soil" "the unfriendly environment at high altitudes"

6. (s) marked by features that oppose constructive treatment or development; "not able to accomplish much in such a hostile environment"

7. (s) used of attempts to buy or take control of a business; "hostile takeover" "hostile tender offer"

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