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hostile
American English: /ˈhɑstl/
, /ˈhɑˌstaɪl/
British English: /ˈhɒstʌɪl/

Translation of hostile in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1
    (person/atmosphere/manner)
    hostil
    to be hostile to something
    ser hostil a algo
    to be hostile to or toward somebody
    ser hostil con or hacia alguien
    Example sentences
    • But it was clear last night that the proposals would face hostile opposition from some health professionals and parents' groups.
    • On the other hand, it meant that some of his ideas provoked hostile opposition, while others were greeted with incomprehension or indifference.
    • And they have recognised that the movement must be built in the face of hostile opposition from a Labour government.
  • 2
    (troops/territory)
    hostil
    Example sentences
    • At least 80 troops are listed simply as killed in enemy or hostile action.
    • We shouldn't interpret this yet as moving toward enemy status or hostile status.
    • This can create some interesting maneuvers as Rayne takes on nearby enemies while evading hostile fire.
  • 3 (Business)
    Example sentences
    • Cable company Comcast sprang a hostile takeover bid on Disney on February 11.
    • Irish software firm Riverdeep is a prime target for a hostile takeover bid, according to industry analysts.
    • It marks the first time a foreign company has launched a hostile takeover bid for a mainland company.
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