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    hostile - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hostile

    (noun) troops belonging to the enemy's military forces
    Example Sentence
    • the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles
    (adj) characterized by enmity or ill will
    Example Sentence
    • a hostile nation
    • a hostile remark
    • hostile actions
    (adj) not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally
    Example Sentence
    • hostile naval and air forces
    (adj) impossible to bring into friendly accord
    Example Sentence
    • hostile factions
    (adj) very unfavorable to life or growth
    Synonyms : uncongenial , unfriendly
    Example Sentence
    • a hostile climate
    • an uncongenial atmosphere
    • an uncongenial soil
    • the unfriendly environment at high altitudes
    (adj) unsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company ( used of attempts to buy or take control of a business)
    Example Sentence
    • hostile takeover
    • hostile tender offer
    • hostile bid
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hostile

hostile=host+ill(ile)..A person doing ill to the host is hostile(enemy)...

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In hostel, we have guys friendly with us..think hostile is opposite to hostel..so hostile is unfriendly or enemy..

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