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hostility

 
Noun hostility has 5 senses
  1. hostility, ill will - a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition; "he could not conceal his hostility"
    --1 is a kind of unfriendliness
    --1 has particulars: virulence, virulency
  2. hostility, enmity, antagonism - a state of deep-seated ill-will
    --2 is a kind of state
    --2 has particulars:
     latent hostility, tension; war, state of war; suspicion
  3. hostility, enmity, ill will - the feeling of a hostile person; "he could no longer contain his hostility"
    --3 is a kind of hate, hatred
    --3 has particulars:
     animosity, animus, bad blood; class feeling; antagonism; aggression, aggressiveness; belligerence, belligerency; resentment, bitterness, gall, rancor, rancour
  4. aggression, hostility - violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked
    --4 is a kind of action
    --4 has particulars:
     meat grinder; violence, force; plundering, pillage, pillaging
  5. hostility, belligerency - acts of overt warfare; "the outbreak of hostilities"
    --5 is a kind of combat, armed combat
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