hostile attitude


hostile attitude
antagonistic stance, aggressive position, belligerent approach

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • hostile — [[t]hɒ̱staɪl, AM t(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to/towards n If you are hostile to another person or an idea, you disagree with them or disapprove of them, often showing this in your behaviour. Many people felt would be hostile to the idea of… …   English dictionary

  • hostile — hos|tile [ˈhɔstaıl US ˈha:stl, ˈha:staıl] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: Latin hostilis, from hostis stranger, enemy ] 1.) angry and deliberately unfriendly towards someone and ready to argue with them ▪ Southampton fans gave their… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hostile — adjective 1) a hostile attitude Syn: unfriendly, unkind, unsympathetic, antagonistic, aggressive, confrontational, belligerent 2) hostile conditions Syn: unfavourable, adverse, bad …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • hostile — [ ɔstil ] adj. • 1450, rare XVIIe XVIIIe; lat. hostilis, de hostis « ennemi » 1 ♦ Qui manifeste de l agressivité, se conduit en ennemi. Pays, puissance hostile. Groupes hostiles qui se font la guerre. ⇒ adverse, ennemi. Foule hostile et menaçante …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ATTITUDE — Le mot attitude vient du latin aptitudo. Son sens primitif appartient au domaine de la plastique: «Manière de tenir le corps. [Avoir] de belles attitudes», dit Littré. Du physique le terme se transpose au moral: «L’attitude du respect»; puis il… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hostile — hostilely, adv. /hos tl/ or, esp. Brit., / tuyl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an enemy: a hostile nation. 2. opposed in feeling, action, or character; antagonistic: hostile criticism. 3. characterized by antagonism. 4. not… …   Universalium

  • attitude — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ carefree, good, healthy, positive, right, upbeat ▪ I try to have a healthy, positive attitude to life. ▪ She seems to have the right attitude for …   Collocations dictionary

  • ATTITUDE — s. f. Situation, position du corps. Belle attitude. Toutes les attitudes de ce tableau sont admirables. L attitude d une statue. Mettre le modèle dans une certaine attitude, le peindre dans une certaine attitude. Son attitude était à peindre.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • ATTITUDE — n. f. Situation, position du corps. Belle, noble attitude. L’attitude d’une statue. Mettre le modèle, le peindre dans une certaine attitude. Son attitude était à peindre. Changer d’attitude. Attitude décente. Attitude forcée, maniérée. Attitude… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • hostile — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, feel, seem ▪ become, turn ▪ remain ▪ make sb …   Collocations dictionary


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