hostile[ hos-tl or, esp. British, -tahyl ]SEE DEFINITION OF hostile
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOSTILE
They were all facing him, and their faces were alive with interest; yet they made no hostile move.
They must proceed, in fact, as if they were founding a great city on a hostile soil.
It was curious how much help he expected of Vicksburg, a hostile town.
The boy who crossed the bridge found himself in hostile country.
He heard Grey Beaver chuckle above him, and he knew the sound was not hostile.
But the god made no hostile movement, and went on calmly talking.
At first suspicious and hostile, White Fang grew to like this petting.
I pulled the chariot out, and drove off the hostile mercenaries.
He told his story, did Blake, before a battery of hostile eyes.
Yet I came unharmed from that hostile clutch, though spent with swimming.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HOSTILE
- ready to fight
- under arms
- up in arms