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inimical

Pronunciation: /ɪˈnɪmɪkəl/

Translation of inimical in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

[formal]
  • 1.1 (harmful) to be inimical to sth ser* adverso or desfavorable a algo
    Example sentences
    • The important question is what can be done to counter political attacks which are inimical to the effective operation of the judicial system?
    • Imagination is not greatly encouraged by human systems of organization because it is by nature free; it is beyond established control, inimical to chains, can't be enslaved, organized or taxed, depends upon no institution.
    • The state has also passed laws that are inimical to the short-term interests of particular capitalists, but necessary in the longer-term interests of capitalism itself - for example, health and safety legislation.
    1.2 (hostile) to be inimical (to sb/sth) ser* hostil (a algn/algo)
    Example sentences
    • What waited them at the end of such perilous journey was a life of celibacy, near total isolation from home, inimical climate and unfriendly natives.
    • Because leaven is a common metaphor for the ‘evil inclination’ in Judaism, Jesus here insinuates their complicity with the inimical powers that oppress the people.
    • Shocked, Dubble slipped on a sheaf of papers, screeched and struck his head against one of the cabinets, and when he recovered to his feet he regarded his Commander with a cold, inimical glower.

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