hos·til·i·ty /hɑˈstɪlətɪ/ 名詞
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.
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]