Meaning of “hostility” in the English Dictionary

"hostility" in British English

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hostilitynoun

uk /hɒsˈtɪl.ə.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/towards their 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)