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One entry found for hostile.
Main Entry: hos·tile
Pronunciation: primarystresshäs-tschwal, -secondarystresstimacrl
Function: adjective
Etymology: from early French hostile or Latin hostilis, both meaning "hostile," from Latin hostis "stranger, enemy" --related to HOSPITAL, 1HOST
1 : of or relating to an enemy <hostile troops>
2 : showing open resistance or opposition : UNFRIENDLY <a hostile critic> <hostile to new things>
3 : not hospitable : FORBIDDING <a hostile environment>
- hos·tile·ly /-tschwal-(l)emacron, -timacrl-lemacron/ adverb

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