1. Having the disposition or temper of an enemy; unfriendly; unfavorable; -- chiefly applied to private, as hostile is to public, enmity.
2. Opposed in tendency, influence, or effects; antagonistic; inconsistent; incompatible; adverse; repugnant.
We are at war with a system, which, by its essence, is inimical to all other governments. --Burke.
adj : not friendly; "an unfriendly act of aggression"; "an
inimical critic" [syn: unfriendly]