Synonyms for (noun) hostile

Synonyms: hostile

Definition: troops belonging to the enemy's military forces

Usage: the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles

Similar words: military personnel, troops, soldiery

Definition: soldiers collectively

Synonyms for (adjective) hostile

Synonyms: hostile

Definition: unsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company ( used of attempts to buy or take control of a business)

Usage: hostile takeover; hostile tender offer; hostile bid

Similar words: aggressive

Definition: having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends

Usage: an aggressive businessman; an aggressive basketball player; he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions; aggressive drivers


Synonyms: hostile, uncongenial, unfriendly

Definition: very unfavorable to life or growth

Usage: a hostile climate; an uncongenial atmosphere; an uncongenial soil; the unfriendly environment at high altitudes

Similar words: inhospitable

Definition: unfavorable to life or growth

Usage: the barren inhospitable desert; inhospitable mountain areas


Synonyms: hostile

Definition: characterized by enmity or ill will

Usage: a hostile nation; a hostile remark; hostile actions

Similar words: aggressive, belligerent

Definition: characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight

Usage: aggressive acts against another country; a belligerent tone


Similar words: antagonistic, antipathetic, antipathetical

Definition: characterized by antagonism or antipathy

Usage: slaves antagonistic to their masters; antipathetic factions within the party


Similar words: at loggerheads

Definition: in a dispute or confrontation

Usage: Sam and his parents were at loggerheads over the question of car privileges


Similar words: bitter

Definition: proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity

Usage: a bitter struggle; bitter enemies


Similar words: dirty

Definition: expressing or revealing hostility or dislike

Usage: dirty looks


Similar words: head-on

Definition: characterized by direct opposition

Usage: a head-on confrontation


Similar words: ill

Definition: indicating hostility or enmity

Usage: you certainly did me an ill turn; ill feelings; ill will


Similar words: opponent, opposing

Definition: characterized by active hostility

Usage: opponent (or opposing) armies


Similar words: unfriendly, inimical

Definition: not friendly

Usage: an unfriendly act of aggression; an inimical critic


Synonyms: hostile

Definition: impossible to bring into friendly accord

Usage: hostile factions

Similar words: irreconcilable, unreconcilable

Definition: impossible to reconcile

Usage: irreconcilable differences