- 1Tending to obstruct or harm: actions inimical to our interestsMore 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.
- 1.1Unfriendly; hostile: an inimical alien powerMore 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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- The warning angered lawmakers and public officials who said the U.S. acted inimically against a traditional ally.
- They could meet another species which is inimically superior, and lose faith in themselves.
- In our context, the Diocese consists of 22 different ethnic groups, some of which are inimically inclined towards others.
early 16th century: from late Latin inimicalis, from Latin inimicus (see enemy).