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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hos·til·i·ty /hɑˈstɪləti/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 hos·til·i·ty /hɑˈstɪlətɪ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition; "he could not
           conceal his hostility" [syn: ill will]
      2: a state of deep-seated ill-will [syn: enmity, antagonism]
      3: the feeling of a hostile person; "he could no longer contain
         his hostility" [syn: enmity, ill will]
      4: violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked [syn:
      5: acts of overt warfare; "the outbreak of hostilities" [syn: belligerency]