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synonyms for hostile

  • adverse
  • belligerent
  • bitter
  • contentious
  • contrary
  • hateful
  • inhospitable
  • inimical
  • nasty
  • opposed
  • unfavorable
  • unfriendly
  • unsympathetic
  • alien
  • anti
  • catty
  • chill
  • cold
  • militant
  • opposite
  • sour
  • allergic
  • argumentative
  • bellicose
  • competitive
  • disapproving
  • dour
  • ill-disposed
  • malevolent
  • malicious
  • malignant
  • oppugnant
  • ornery
  • pugnacious
  • rancorous
  • scrappy
  • spiteful
  • surly
  • unkind
  • unpropitious
  • unsociable
  • unwelcoming
  • viperous
  • virulent
  • vitriolic
  • warlike
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antonyms for hostile

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  • agreeable
  • aiding
  • favorable
  • friendly
  • good
  • helpful
  • helping
  • hospitable
  • kind
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • wonderful
  • hot
  • sympathetic
  • warm
  • gentle
  • welcoming
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How to use hostile in a sentence

He created a hostile work environment, but he did not fire you.
OUTING A CELEB SEX PEST AND MOURNING LARRY FLYNT … SORTAEUGENE ROBINSONFEBRUARY 11, 2021OZY
Ever since, advocates have argued that NDAs are a silencing mechanism that help perpetuate hostile work environments by keeping complaints hidden from the public.
NDAS HAVE LONG BEEN USED TO SILENCE THE ABUSED, ADVOCATES SAY. A NEW LAW MAY CHANGE THAT.PAULINA VILLEGASFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In America’s uncivil war, both sides may hate the other, but one side — conservatives and Republicans — is more hostile and aggressive, increasingly willing to engage in anti-democratic and even violent attacks on their perceived enemies.
IN AMERICA’S ‘UNCIVIL WAR,’ REPUBLICANS ARE THE AGGRESSORSPERRY BACON JR. (PERRY.BACON@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)FEBRUARY 8, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Each sister made her way through a hostile medical terrain with crucial support from family members and both male and female supporters.
DETERMINED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE, TWO SISTERS DEFIED CONVENTIONSJANET GOLDENFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He’s also one of the few scientists who can speak credibly to people of faith, who in some circles have come to regard science as hostile to their beliefs.
NIH DIRECTOR FRANCIS COLLINS IS FIGHTING THIS CORONAVIRUS WHILE PREPARING FOR THE NEXT ONEBELINDA LUSCOMBEFEBRUARY 4, 2021TIME
The incident, coupled with other hostile rhetoric and Greene’s refusal to abide by rules and protocols put in place because of the pandemic, prompted Bush to decide to move her office away from Greene’s for safety reasons, the Missouri lawmaker said.
TWO LAWMAKERS TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS, ONE AFTER RECEIVING BOTH DOSES OF VACCINEAMY B WANG, SARAH KAPLANJANUARY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Scheidler’s detractors, including some within the antiabortion movement, said he stretched the boundaries of free expression and created hostile environments.
JOSEPH SCHEIDLER, A MAJOR ARCHITECT OF THE ANTIABORTION MOVEMENT, DIES AT 93MATT SCHUDELJANUARY 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
At Glover’s direction, Kyle went to an area where the crowd at first did not seem overly hostile.
HOW BATTERED D.C. POLICE MADE A STAND AGAINST THE CAPITOL MOBPETER HERMANNJANUARY 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Aunna Dennis, executive director of Common Cause Georgia, has been wary of what she describes as “angry mobs” at the Capitol, explaining that “there has been a hostile presence with the Stop the Steal rallies.”
AFTER GEORGIA FLIPS BLUE, VOTING RIGHTS ADVOCATES BRACE FOR NEW VOTING RESTRICTIONSSANYA MANSOORJANUARY 14, 2021TIME
The pandemic brought with it extreme changes in customer behavior, unprecedented government restrictions, and an overall hostile economic environment.
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WORDS RELATED TO HOSTILE

  • combative
  • hostile
  • inimical
  • unfriendly
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