Pronunciation: (hos'tl or, esp. Brit., -tīl), [key]
1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an enemy: a hostile nation.
2. opposed in feeling, action, or character; antagonistic: hostile criticism.
3. characterized by antagonism.
4. not friendly, warm, or generous; not hospitable.
1. a person or thing that is antagonistic or unfriendly.
2. Mil.an enemy soldier, plane, ship, etc.
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