Hostility

Hos*til"i*ty

(?), n.;
pl. Hostilities (#).
[L. hostilitas: cf. F. hostilit.] 1. State of being hostile; public or private enemy; unfriendliness; animosity.
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Hostility being thus suspended with France.
Hayward.
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2. An act of an open enemy; a hostile deed; especially in the plural, acts of warfare; attacks of an enemy. See hostilities
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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.
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