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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (antagonistic)
a. hostil
I always thought we got along well. I don't understand why she was so hostile towards me.Siempre pensé que nos llevábamos bien. No entiendo por qué fue tan hostil conmigo.
2. (military)
a. hostil
They opened fire on hostile forces, but unfortunately killed some civilians.Abrieron fuego contra las fuerzas hostiles, pero desafortunadamente mataron a algunos civiles.
3. (commerce)
a. hostil
Given the small company's poor profit margins, a hostile takeover bid seemed almost inevitable.Dado los terribles márgenes de beneficio de la pequeña empresa, una oferta pública de adquisición hostil era casi inevitable.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (military)
a. el enemigo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The lookout reported five armed hostiles approaching the military base.El centinela informó sobre cinco enemigos armados aproximándose a la base militar.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. hostil
to be hostile toser hostil a, mostrarse hostil ante
2. (commerce)
hostile takeover bidOPA hostil
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hostile [ˈhɒstaɪl] [ˈhɒstəl] (US)
1 (antagonistic) [+person, question, atmosphere] hostil
Drinking may make a person feel relaxed and happy, or it may make her hostile, violent, or depressed The course helps young people who feel both hostile and apathetic to begin with find qualities in themselves they did not know they possessed The public's view of him was shaped by hostile journalists ...public speakers facing a hostile audience For many years, these immigrants have lived in a hostile [society]. The party's leaders faced hostile questions from delegates He's had to fend off attacks from a hostile press ...a President already under siege by a hostile Congress He will govern in the face of a hostile Christian Democrat majority The increasingly hostile attitude of the Gaullists
to get a hostile reception tener una recepción hostil
Far from getting a hostile reception, he's doing very nicely
to be hostile to or towards sth/sb ser hostil a algo/con algn
He was hostile to her two children ...a church hostile to any birth control Many professional people are hostile towards the present system of government ...the current hostile atmosphere towards foreigners
hostile witness (Jur) testigo (m) hostil or desfavorable
2 (Mil) [+force, aircraft, territory] hostil
...a Croat village surrounded by hostile Bosnian Muslim forces ...early-warning radars to detect approaching hostile aircraft
3 (unfavourable) [+conditions, weather, environment] adverso; desfavorable
...some of the most hostile climatic conditions in the world ...the continuously hostile weather... ...the problem of running machinery in hostile [environments].
4 (Economics) hostil
Worries about a hostile takeover are fading
a hostile takeover bid una OPA hostil
They managed to thwart a hostile takeover attempt by Grand Metropolitan PLC
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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