Hostility Hos*til"i*ty, n.; pl. {Hostilities}. [L. hostilitas: cf. F. hostilit['e].] 1. State of being hostile; public or private enemy; unfriendliness; animosity. [1913 Webster]

Hostility being thus suspended with France. --Hayward. [1913 Webster]

2. An act of an open enemy; a hostile deed; especially in the plural, acts of warfare; attacks of an enemy. See {hostilities} [1913 Webster]

He who proceeds to wanton hostility, often provokes an enemy where he might have a friend. --Crabb.

Syn: Animosity; enmity; opposition; violence; aggression; contention; warfare. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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