Associations to the word «Hostile»


HOSTILE, adjective. 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
HOSTILE, noun. (chiefly in the plural) An enemy.
HOSTILE TAKEOVER, noun. An attempted takeover of a company that is strongly resisted by the target company's management.
HOSTILE TAKEOVERS, noun. Plural of hostile takeover
HOSTILE WITNESS, noun. (legal) In a legal trial, a person called to testify as a witness by a party to whom that witness is opposed.
HOSTILE WITNESSES, noun. Plural of hostile witness

Dictionary definition

HOSTILE, noun. Troops belonging to the enemy's military forces; "the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles".
HOSTILE, adjective. Characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions".
HOSTILE, adjective. Not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally; "hostile naval and air forces".
HOSTILE, adjective. Impossible to bring into friendly accord; "hostile factions".
HOSTILE, adjective. Very unfavorable to life or growth; "a hostile climate"; "an uncongenial atmosphere"; "an uncongenial soil"; "the unfriendly environment at high altitudes".
HOSTILE, adjective. 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".

Wise words

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