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English definition of “hostile”


adjective [not gradable] (WARLIKE)   /ˈhɑs·təl, -tɑɪl/
connected with an enemy or an act of war : The enemy was preparing to take hostile action . hostilities    /hɑˈstɪl·ɪ·t̬iz/ plural noun fml Both sides were trying to avoid further hostilities.
(Definition of hostile adjective (WARLIKE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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