hostility

Part of speech: noun

Enmity.

Part of speech: noun

Warlike measures.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Victor Bridges.
  3. Behind the Rossiter girl's soft voice and sympathetic words, there was a veiled hostility. - "The Breaking Point", Mary Roberts Rinehart.