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(a) hostile (action): (an) aggressive, antagonistic, unfriendly (action)
a hostile takeover a purchase of a company which is resisted by the management
UK: Captain Smith has been in many hostile situations.
US: Our company has a hostile attitude towards hiring older employees.
- "Please Bruno, there's no need to be hostile."
- "Susie : There's no need to be hostile, dear."
- "Still, I think we need to continue this meeting in a neutral space where energy isn't quite as hostile."
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