phonetic symbol: / hástəl | hɑstáɪl / 

hostile - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ troops belonging to the enemy's military forces
・the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles

[ adjective satellite ]
■ 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

[ adjective ]
■ not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally
・hostile naval and air forces

[ adjective satellite ]
■ very unfavorable to life or growth
・a hostile climate
uncongenial , unfriendly

[ adjective ]
■ characterized by enmity or ill will
・a hostile nation
・a hostile remark
・hostile actions

[ adjective satellite ]
■ impossible to bring into friendly accord
・hostile factions

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