Hos·til·i·ty n.; pl. Hostilities
1. State of being hostile; public or private enemy; unfriendliness; animosity.
Hostility being thus suspended with France. --Hayward.
2. An act of an open enemy; a hostile deed; especially in the plural, acts of warfare; attacks of an enemy. See hostilities
He who proceeds to wanton hostility, often provokes an enemy where he might have a friend. --Crabb.
Syn: -- Animosity; enmity; opposition; violence; aggression; contention; warfare.