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Word: inimical

Definition: (of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy


Sentences Containing 'inimical'

And it shows how much more profitable it is prudently to remove, than to resent, return, and continue inimical proceedings.
Dinosaur eggs may have been the victim of the same causes of mortality suffered by modern bird and reptile eggs, like asphyxiation due to overly deep burial, congenital health problems, dehydration, disease, drowning, and inimical temperatures.
Membership of the AMA however soon became inimical to some elements of Mec Vannin, and there were attempts to expel Moffatt and others.
The greater the indebtedness of the Christians to the Jews, the more inimical became their attitude.
The tribunal further directed Karnataka not to increase its irrigated land area from the existing Karnataka deemed this extremely inimical to its interests and issued an ordinance seeking to annul the tribunal’s award. The Supreme Court now stepped in at the President’s instance and struck down the Ordinance issued by Karnataka.
They might, for instance, involve the destruction of models of inimical gods like Apep or Set, acts which were believed to have a real effect through the principles of Egyptian magic.

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