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noun hostility pronunciation in British English /hɒˈstɪləti/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] opposition to something
    hostility to/towards: There is always some hostility to new technology.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] unfriendly or threatening behaviour or feelings towards someone
    They were greeted with suspicion and hostility at first.
    hostility between: There is no hostility between the staff and pupils.
    hostility to/toward: I found it hard to handle people’s hostility towards me.
  3. 3

    hostilities

    [plural] formal fighting between enemies in a war
    cessation of hostilities (=an end to the fighting): The UN is demanding an immediate cessation of hostilities.
    the outbreak of hostilities (=the start of fighting): Anti-war demonstrations continued after the outbreak of hostilities.
    hostility between: the likelihood of renewed hostilities between the two countries

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