Hostile

Definition of Hostile

Hos´tile
a.1.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.
n.1.An enemy; esp., an American Indian in arms against the whites; - commonly in the plural.

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