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hostile 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/ˈhästl/,/ˈhäˌstīl/,
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Unfriendly; antagonistic,
  1. Unfriendly; antagonistic
    • - a hostile audience
    • - he wrote a ferociously hostile attack
  2. Of or belonging to a military enemy
    • - hostile aircraft
  3. Opposed
    • - people are very hostile to the idea
  4. (of a takeover bid) Opposed by the company to be bought


  1. characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions"
  2. troops belonging to the enemy's military forces; "the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles"
  3. not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally; "hostile naval and air forces"
  4. impossible to bring into friendly accord; "hostile factions"
  5. very unfavorable to life or growth; "a hostile climate"; "an uncongenial atmosphere"; "an uncongenial soil"; "the unfriendly environment at high altitudes"
  6. 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"
  7. (hostilely) belligerently: with hostility; in a belligerent hostile manner; "he pushed her against the wall belligerently"
  8. (hostility) a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition; "he could not conceal his hostility"
  9. Hostility (also called inimicality) is a form of angry internal rejection or denial in psychology. It is a part of personal construct psychology, developed by George Kelly. In everyday speech it is more commonly used as a synonym for anger and aggression.
  10. (Hostilian) Gaius Valens Hostilianus Messius Quintus (230? – 251) was Roman emperor in 251. Hostilian was born in Sirmium (now Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia) in Illyricum sometime after 230, as the son of the future emperor Decius by his wife Herennia Cupressenia Etruscilla. ...
  11. (The Hostiles) The Others are a group of fictional characters who inhabit the mysterious island in the American television series Lost. ...
  12. An enemy; esp., an American Indian in arms against the whites; -- commonly in the plural; Belonging or appropriate to an enemy; showing the disposition of an enemy; showing ill will and malevolence, or a desire to thwart and injure; occupied by an enemy or enemies; inimical; unfriendly
  13. (Hostility) Intense aggression or anger; state of antagonism
  14. (HOSTILITY) Direct expression of that feeling. Consider who or what the dream suggests you feel hostile towards
  15. (Hostility) Tendency to feel anger toward and to seek to inflict harm upon a person or group.
  16. (Hostility) The attitude towards environmental protection of 90 percent (or more) of all government agencies, developers, polluters and resource extractors.
  17. (hostility) A tendency to respond to everyday frustrations with anger and aggression, to become irritable easily, to feel frequent resentment, and to act in a rude, critical, antagonistic, and uncooperative manner in everyday interactions (Dembrowski & Costa, 1987). ...
  18. (hostility) cürеk ilеşmew, duşmanlıq, öçlük, suwuqluq
  19. (hostility) feeling of hate or dislike
  20. (hostility) n. vair. M; dushmani. F; adavat. F; kina. M; jidd. F; virodh. M; karur. F;
  21. Often refers to an unsolicitated and unwanted bid by the target company. It rejects this bid and indicates that the company does not want to be acquired by that bidder.
  22. a landscape can be hostile if it is difficult for a species to move through and survive in it e.g. an urban area might be a hostile landscape for a badger.
  23. A contact positively identified as enemy in accordance with (IAW) operational command ROE.
  24. A victim of terrorist activity or one who becomes a casualty “in action.” “In action” means the casualty is a direct result of hostile action, sustained in combat or relating thereto, or sustained going to or returning from a combat mission provided the occurrence was directly related to hostile ...
  25. term used to describe the organizations and activities of the opposition services.