['hɒstaɪl] or ['hɑstl]
(noun.) troops belonging to the enemy's military forces; 'the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles'.
(adj.) 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' .
(adj.) not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally; 'hostile naval and air forces' .
(adj.) very unfavorable to life or growth; 'a hostile climate'; 'an uncongenial atmosphere'; 'an uncongenial soil'; 'the unfriendly environment at high altitudes' .
(adj.) characterized by enmity or ill will; 'a hostile nation'; 'a hostile remark'; 'hostile actions' .
(adj.) impossible to bring into friendly accord; 'hostile factions' .
(a.) 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.
(n.) An enemy; esp., an American Indian in arms against the whites; -- commonly in the plural.
a. . Inimical, unfriendly, warlike, at variance.. Adverse, opposite, contrary, repugnant.
adj. belonging to an enemy: showing enmity: warlike: adverse.—adv. Hos′tilely.—n. Hostil′ity enmity:—pl. Hostil′ities acts of warfare.
- It is only a hostile average-sensual-man background against which the philosophers and poets stand out. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Under the clear rays of the Arizona moon lay Powell, his body fairly bristling with the hostile arrows of the braves. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星公主.
- But Ayesha, the favourite wife of the Prophet, had always been jealous of Fatima and hostile to Ali. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- For in every state there are two hostile nations, rich and poor, which you may set one against the other. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- Gibbon, because of his anti-Christian animus, is hostile to Constantine; but he admits that he was temperate and chaste. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- In Britain, England carried on her back the Hanoverian dominions in Germany, Scotland, the profoundly alien Welsh and the hostile and Catholic Irish. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- She clung to Ursula, who, through long usage was inured to this violation of a dark, uncreated, hostile world. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- We shall be interested primarily in the way nations established their civilization in spite of hostile conditions. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- All their training plus all their natural ossification of mind is hostile to invention. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- Not in a land of war and blood, surrounded by hostile neighbours, and distracted by internal factions, can Israel hope to rest during her wanderings. 沃尔特·司各特. 艾凡赫.
- As that hope failed, instinctive love of life animated me, and feelings of contention, as if a hostile will combated with mine. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- On entering the city the troops were fired upon by the released convicts, and possibly by deserters and hostile citizens. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Their relations with the dwindling empire of Constantinople remained for some centuries tolerantly hostile. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- His embarkation was clandestine; and if we may credit a tale of the Princess Anna, he passed the hostile sea closely secreted in a coffin. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Under such conditions, men take revenge, as it were, upon the alien and hostile environment by cultivating contempt for it, by giving it a bad name. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.