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Meaning & Definition of Hostile in English

English

Hostile

/hɑstəl/

noun

1. Troops belonging to the enemy's military forces

  • "The platoon ran into a pack of hostiles"
    synonym:
  • hostile

adjective

1. Characterized by enmity or ill will

  • "A hostile nation"
  • "A hostile remark"
  • "Hostile actions"
    synonym:
  • hostile

2. Not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally

  • "Hostile naval and air forces"
    synonym:
  • hostile

3. Impossible to bring into friendly accord

  • "Hostile factions"
    synonym:
  • hostile

4. Very unfavorable to life or growth

  • "A hostile climate"
  • "An uncongenial atmosphere"
  • "An uncongenial soil"
  • "The unfriendly environment at high altitudes"
    synonym:
  • hostile
  • ,
  • uncongenial
  • ,
  • unfriendly

5. Unsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company ( used of attempts to buy or take control of a business)

  • "Hostile takeover"
  • "Hostile tender offer"
  • "Hostile bid"
    synonym:
  • hostile