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Hostile meaning

hostile - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. used of attempts to buy or take control of a business; " hostile takeover"; " hostile tender offer"
  2. 2. Belonging or appropriate to an enemy; showing the disposition of an enemy; showing ill will and malevolence, or a desire to thwart and injure; occupied by an enemy or enemies; inimical; unfriendly; as, a hostile force; hostile intentions; a hostile country; hostile to a sudden change.
  3. 3. An enemy; esp., an American Indian in arms against the whites; - commonly in the plural.
  4. 4. Unfriendly; warlike; adverse.

hostile - examples of usage

  1. She determined, instead of showing any interest in the strangers, to appear indifferent to them and to let her people think she had grown hostile to them. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  2. They had advanced to a point where there was no longer any possibility of danger from hostile attack. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. MacQueen watched him with steady, hostile eyes. - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
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