Definition and Meanings for hostile
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Part of Speech of hostile
Etymology of hostile
Meaning of hostile
- 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; as, a hostile force; hostile intentions; a hostile country; hostile to a sudden change.
- an enemy; esp., an american indian in arms against the whites; -- commonly in the plural.