Definition: unfriendliness; hatred; enmity; ADJ. hostile
Definition: unfriendliness; hatred; enmity; ADJ. hostile
Sentences Containing 'hostility'
And this time the tone and manner in which the command was given, betokened such growing hostility that the two young men perceived, for the first time, that the mandate was addressed to them.
In the case of a war, the very first act of hostility on the part of the debtor nation might be the forfeiture of the funds of its credit.
Even then, her hostility had little to do with religion: she was angered when the dowager Queen married Thomas Seymour so soon after Henry's death.
Such idea was met in hostility in the government and Foreign Minister Yacob Khan and Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto were the ones who objected and opposed to this idea.
However, their conversion did not protect them from ecclesiastical hostility after the Spanish Inquisition came into full effect; persecution and expulsion were common.
But Napoleon, in order to restore the prestige of the Empire before the newly awakened hostility of public opinion, tried to gain from the Left the support which he had lost from the Right.
The rapid influx of blacks disturbed the racial balance within cities, exacerbating hostility from both black and white Northerners.
These stereotypes can serve to dehumanize Asian-Americans and catalyze hostility and violence.
gone is the ambivalence or outright hostility toward government involvement in little beyond basic science."
Apart from their shared hostility to the Cumann na nGaedheal government, the party's member's had little in common.
Sargon II, who came to the throne in 722 BC, continued the Assyrian hostility against Urartu.
However, Russian hostility barred the restoration of Alexander, who abdicated on 8 September.
After establishing Granville Town, disease and hostility from the indigenous people eliminated the first group of colonists and destroyed their settlement.
The hostility of the King made this a short lived ministry.
The first recorded mention of it is in a work by the 6th-century John of Ephesus, who decries its hostility to Monophysite missionaries traveling to Alodia.
Parliamentary hostility meant there was no question of any Act of Uniformity as in England.
Wang observes that Hsia's literary history was controversial in Mainland China due to its perceived hostility to leftist literature.
From 1846 he renewed his policy of hostility to the British and allied himself with the Sikhs.
According to C. Howard Wheeldon, who was present at the meeting where Powell gave the speech, "it is fascinating to note what little hostility emerged from the audience.
Wimpy, for his part, seems to largely ignore Geezil's hostility—although he has often subtly retaliated by flustering and confusing Geezil.
They show hostility towards Inder and conflicts arise within the households and the couple decides to elope, but afterward realize they miss their families.
Kelly faces overt hostility from his fellow students and confusion over his place in the school from the faculty.
Its debut in the Mexico City's Palacio de Bellas Artes was welcomed by the theater-going public, but was met with hostility by the Mexican government.
A psychiatrist said Glover had built up hostility and aggression since his childhood against his mother and then against his mother-in-law, who was said to "trigger" him.
Canada had participated in the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War, and in general mirrored the hostility towards the Soviet Union demonstrated from London.
Due to the extensive hostility to any hint of foreign influence, the American branch of Save the Children was distributing funding anonymously in the region as of July 2007.
The mutilation of Coloradas' body increased the hostility of the Apache toward the United States.
On May 24, 1570, after disputes and hostility erupted between the two groups.
This was criticized as being "gimmicky" and reminiscent of the disastrous Magna budget as well as demonstrating a hostility to Toronto.
This hostility may have been shared by some of the Jansenists in Parlement who were embarrassed by the convulsions and repudiated any connection to them (see below).
Anti-Western sentiment refers to broad opposition or hostility to the people, policies, or governments in the western world.
In many cases the United States, and the United Kingdom are the subject of discussion or hostility.
Such was the hostility directed against Velikovsky from some quarters (particularly the original campaign led by Harlow Shapley), that some commentators have made an analysis of the conflict itself.
However, crossing arms can be interpreted as a sign of hostility.
Typically, sexism is thought of as hostility toward women, perpetrated by men.
Traditional conceptualizations of sexism focused almost entirely on overt hostility toward women.
While he was at Cambridge, his hostility to fascism was awakened by the Spanish Civil War (although he admitted he had little idea about what was going on).
The U.S. considered it "a center of hostility and above all a threat to the security of their slaves."
The design was met with such public hostility that it was withdrawn.
In the 1890s there was widespread hostility towards foreigners in Britain, mainly directed against eastern European Jews but also including Germans.
Hollingsworth's original idea for the concert was to help overcome western hostility towards Japan caused by the highly successful Japanese economy.
Leicester's administration of the lordship aroused violent hostility from the residents.
Ali certainly behaved like a man who suspected hostility towards himself, for he soon entered Basra with a professional army of twenty thousand.
The strike was illegal. Quebec Premier Maurice Duplessis sided strongly with the companies, largely due to his hostility to all forms of socialism.
All of these were turned down, with increasing levels of hostility from his commanders, one of whom was reported to have told him to "Go to hell!
Driven out by their enemy's hostility, Cadvan and Maerad flee.
The MCC were thereby convinced of the speed and hostility of Tyson's bowling and decided to take him to Australia.
In 418 BC, however, hostility between Sparta and the Athenian ally Argos led to a resumption of fighting.
The Anti-religious propaganda played a critical role in the persecutions, because they were used to develop attitudes of hostility against believers which could then lead to justifying their mistreatment.
Mennonite communities left the USSR in large numbers as a result of the hostility against them; 13000 fled in 1928.
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