inimical inimical  /ɪ ˈnɪ mɪ kəl/


  • (adj) not friendly


  1. The coalition government is saddled with two coalition partners inimical to each other's interests.
  2. In an insurgency it is impossible to seggregate the real friends from those inimical to the security forces.
  3. There was no way we were going to politely talk our way out of that speeding ticket, thanks to that inimical police officer.


  • Taser drawn on Elba man

    Scott Allen Ball, 45, of Elba, allegedly told Winona County Sheriff’s deputies he was ready to die after they stopped him for driving after cancellation of his license, inimical to public safety.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Winona Post


  1. "I am not aware of any precedent for a president asking American citizens to report their fellow citizens to the White House for pure political speech that is deemed ?fishy? or otherwise inimical to the White House?s political interests," John...
    on Aug 5, 2009 By: John Cornyn Source: AFP

  2. "We have been assured that Bangladesh territory will not be used by elements inimical to India while we pursue mutually beneficial relationship," Mr Krishna said who added that the development of multi-party democracy in Bangladesh as "a...
    on Jan 8, 2010 By: SM Krishna Source: Economic Times

  3. "Elements from across the border and the separatists inimical to the unity of our country are trying to create tension and violence in the Valley," party spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan told reporters.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Jayanthi Natarajan Source: Times of India

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