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Meaning of hostile

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation";
             "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions" [ant: {amicable}]
      2: not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an
         ally; "hostile naval and air forces" [ant: {friendly}]
      3: impossible to bring into friendly accord; "hostile factions"
      4: very unfavorable to life or growth; "a hostile climate"; "an
         uncongenial atmosphere"; "an uncongenial soil"; "the
         unfriendly environment at high altitudes" [syn: {hostile},
         {uncongenial}, {unfriendly}]
      5: unsolicited and resisted by the management of the target
         company ( used of attempts to buy or take control of a
         business); "hostile takeover"; "hostile tender offer";
         "hostile bid"
      n 1: troops belonging to the enemy's military forces; "the
           platoon ran into a pack of hostiles" [ant: {friendly}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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