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"hostility" in British English

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hostilitynoun

uk   /hɒsˈtɪl.ɪ.ti/  us   /hɑːˈstɪl.ə.t̬i/
  • hostility noun (UNFRIENDLINESS)

C2 [U] an ​occasion when someone is ​unfriendly or ​shows that they do not like something: They ​showed open (= ​obvious) hostility to/towardstheir new ​neighbours.
  • hostility noun (UNFRIENDLINESS)

C2 [U] an ​occasion when someone ​shows that they do not ​agree with or like something
(Definition of hostility from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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