hostile


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hostile \Hos"tile\, a. [L. hostilis, from hostis enemy: cf. F.
   hostile. See Host an army.]
   Belonging or appropriate to an enemy; showing the disposition
   of an enemy; showing ill will and malevolence, or a desire to
   thwart and injure; occupied by an enemy or enemies; inimical;
   unfriendly; as, a hostile force; hostile intentions; a
   hostile country; hostile to a sudden change.

   Syn: Warlike; inimical; unfriendly; antagonistic; opposed;
        adverse; opposite; contrary; repugnant.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hostile \Hos"tile\, n.
   An enemy; esp., an American Indian in arms against the
   whites; -- commonly in the plural. [Colloq.] --P. H.
   Sheridan.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Aggressive \Ag*gres"sive\, a. [Cf. F. agressif.]
   1. Tending or disposed to aggress; having or showing
      determination and energetic pursuit of one's own ends at
      the expense of others or mindless of others' needs or
      desires; characterized by aggression; making assaults;
      unjustly attacking; as, an aggressive policy, war, person,
      nation; an aggressive businessman; an aggressive
      basketball player; he was aggressive and imperious in his
      convictions; aggressive drivers. Opposite of
      unaggressive.
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            No aggressive movement was made.      --Macaulay.
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   2. Marked by self-confident ambition, vigorous
      competitiveness, energy and initiative; as, an aggressive
      young executive.

   Syn: enterprising, pushful, pushing, pushy
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   3. (Med., Biol.) Tending to grow or spread quickly; as, an
      aggressive tumor. [Narrower terms: {invasive (vs.
      noninvasive) ] --AS

   Syn: fast-growing(prenominal)
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   4. Tending to initiate unprovoked attacks; initiating
      unprovoked military action; eager to fight; as, aggressive
      acts against another country.

   Syn: belligerent.
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   Note: Narrower related terms: {bellicose, combative,
         pugnacious, scrappy, truculent ; {hard-hitting,
         high-pressure ; hostile (used of attempts to buy or
         take control of a business: "hostile takeover";
         "hostile tender offer"); {predatory, rapacious,
         raptorial, ravening, vulturine, vulturous . See also:
         assertive, hostile, offensive.
         [WordNet 1.5] -- Ag*gres"sive*ly, adv. --
         Ag*gres"sive*ness, n.
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