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Such government hostility toward people of faith has no place in a free society.

It claimed its armed forces had destroyed 26 Armenian tanks since the hostilities began on Sunday.

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It’s a perfect storm of know-nothingism and just a general, always-on level of hostility.

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Yet at the same time, renormalization’s hostility to microscopic details works against the efforts of modern physicists who are hungry for signs of the next realm down.

Long-term Dunedin data indicate, for instance, that undercontrolled kids provoked hostility in parents, peers and teachers.

Hostility to the non-urban regions includes a detestation of suburbia.

Amanda came home to largely welcoming American arms, her case held up as an example of hostility to Americans abroad.

For instance, when a couple is having trouble, the tension and hostility can bleed into BDSM scenes.

Even the way the term “aliens” is used to describe migrants spotted in the desert has an air of hostility.

The widespread hostility of local people makes it far more difficult for the authorities to track the militia.

He was looking at me with eyebrows arched, curiously, and there was a faint suggestion of hostility in the set of his mouth.

Thine is the spirit of universal liberty and love—of uncompromising hostility to every form of injustice and wrong.

In 1811 the growing hostility of Russia required the attendance of the Prince of Eckmhl at the headquarters of his command.

The hostility with which he regarded this group of composers had its origin in his distrustful attitude towards society generally.

This marriage caused secret hostility between the two fathers, one being the other's superior in office.


On this page you'll find 112 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hostility, such as: aggression, animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bitterness, and enmity.

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