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English definition of “hostility”

hostility

noun [U] (UNFRIENDLINESS)    /hɒsˈtɪl.ɪ.ti/ US  /hɑːˈstɪl.ə.t̬i/
C2 an occasion when someone is unfriendly or shows that they do not agree with or like something: They showed open (= obvious) hostility to/towards their new neighbours.Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourFeelings of dislike and hatred
(Definition of hostility noun (UNFRIENDLINESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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