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hostility

noun
     
hos‧til‧i‧ty
1 [uncountable] when someone is unfriendly and full of anger towards another person
hostility towards/between
hostility towards foreigners
hostility toward American English
hostility toward Jews
open/outright hostility (=hostility that is clearly shown)
They eyed each other with open hostility.
2 [uncountable] strong or angry opposition to something:
The reform program was greeted with hostility by conservatives.
hostility to/towards
There is a lot of public hostility to the tax.
Pictures of refugees aroused popular hostility (=felt by a lot of people) towards the war.
hostility toward American English
Republican hostility toward slavery
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hostilities

[plural] formalPM fighting in a war:
a cessation of hostilities

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