hostility hostility  /hɑ ˈstɪ lə ti/


  1. (n) a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition
  2. (n) a state of deep-seated ill-will
  3. (n) the feeling of a hostile person
  4. (n) violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked



  1. But the North's serial hostility in the first months of the Administration took Washington by surprise.
  2. We cannot disguise hostility towards any religion behind the pretence of liberalism.
  3. Stoked by nationalism, a new generation of Chinese feels growing hostility toward Japan.


  1. Catholic religious order opens abuse files

    A Roman Catholic religious order based in the Midwest is releasing an unusually candid report admitting it failed victims of clergy sex abuse. The Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph opened its files going back decades to outside experts. The report released Tuesday found the friars treated many victims with hostility. Until 2004, most of the money the religious order spent on responding ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WISC-TV Madison

  2. Dog dispute led to murder, cops say

    Two neighbors' ongoing hostility over a barking dog apparently led to murder at an Albuquerque gas station Tuesday morning.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KRQE & KASA FOX 2 Albuquerque

  3. The "LGBT Gap"

    Mark Silk, the Sage of Hartford, looks at the new Pew numbers that compare the perceptions of the LGBT community as to the hostility of various religious groups versus the attitudes towards the LGBT community held by the adherents of different religion. That largest gap between those two numbers?
    on June 18, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

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  1. Even Israel's government spokesman, Mark Regev, said after the test that Israel "does not desire hostility and conflict with Iran."
    on Jul 9, 2008 By: Mark Regev Source: Newsweek

  2. "What happened on Bloody Sunday strengthened the Provisional IRA, increased (Irish) nationalist resentment and hostility towards the army, and exacerbated the violent conflict of the years that followed. Bloody Sunday was a tragedy for the bereaved...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Mark Saville, Baron Saville of Newdigate Source: The Associated Press

  3. The Pope told pilgrims that the "bitter fruits of recrimination and hostility can be overcome".
    on May 14, 2009 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: BBC News

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