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The mayor found himself in the middle of a hostile crowd.
She was openly hostile to him.
The appearance of more police provoked a hostile reaction from the protesters.
Public reaction to the war was generally hostile.
The local community was hostile to plans for a new highway.
The northern half of the island was controlled by hostile forces.
Their plane was now flying over hostile territory.
species that live in the most hostile environments on the planet
a hostile economic climate
This is the American English definition of hostile. View British English definition of hostile.