characterized by enmity or ill will
  • "hostile actions"
  • "a hostile remark"
  • "a hostile nation"
not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally
  • "hostile naval and air forces"
very unfriendly
  • "a hostile attitude"
impossible to bring into friendly accord
  • "hostile factions"
very unfavorable to life or growth
  • "a hostile climate"


marked by features that oppose constructive treatment or development
  • "not able to accomplish much in such a hostile environment"
(business) used of attempts to buy or take control of a business
  • "hostile tender offer"
  • "hostile takeover"