What does the word hostility mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Enmity.

  • Part of speech: noun plural

  • Warlike measures.

Usage examples for hostility

  1. There was no doubt in his mind that, his origin once discovered, the atmosphere of kindness in which he moved with so much surprise would soon be changed to hostility. – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  2. She simply put the things down on the table by my bedside, and then stood there with the air of sullen hostility which she seemed generally to wear in McMurtrie's presence. – A Rogue by Compulsion by Victor Bridges
  3. Behind the Rossiter girl's soft voice and sympathetic words, there was a veiled hostility. – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart