unhostile

[ hos-tl or, esp. British, -tahyl ]SEE DEFINITION OF unhostile

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And the young king stared at the lynx with lively, unhostile interest.

Unhostile, un-hos′til, adj. not hostile: not caused by an enemy.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Middle French hostile "of or belonging to an enemy" or directly from Latin hostilis "of an enemy," from hostis "enemy" (see guest). The noun meaning "hostile person" is recorded from 1838, American English, a word from the Indian wars.

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