Antonyms of noun hostile

1 sense of hostile

Sense 1
hostile -- (troops belonging to the enemy's military forces; "the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles")
       Antonym of friendly (Sense 1)
      => friendly -- (troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces; "friendlies came to their rescue")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hostile

1 sense of hostile

Sense 1
hostile -- (troops belonging to the enemy's military forces; "the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles")
       => military personnel, soldiery, troops -- (soldiers collectively)

Antonyms of adj hostile

5 senses of hostile

Sense 1
hostile (vs. amicable) -- (characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions")

amicable (vs. hostile) -- (characterized by friendship and good will)
        => friendly, favorable, well-disposed -- (inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile; "a government friendly to our interests"; "an amicable agreement")
        => well-meaning, unthreatening -- (not unfriendly or threatening; "her well-meaning words were received in silence"; "the exasperation of a...well-meaning cow worried by dogs")

Sense 2
hostile (vs. friendly) -- (not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally; "hostile naval and air forces")

friendly (vs. hostile) -- (of or belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally; "in friendly territory"; "he was accidentally killed by friendly fire")

Sense 3
hostile -- (impossible to bring into friendly accord; "hostile factions")

INDIRECT (VIA irreconcilable) -> reconcilable -- (capable of being reconciled; "her way of thinking is reconcilable with mine")

Sense 4
hostile, uncongenial, unfriendly -- (very unfavorable to life or growth; "a hostile climate"; "an uncongenial atmosphere"; "an uncongenial soil"; "the unfriendly environment at high altitudes")

INDIRECT (VIA inhospitable) -> hospitable -- (favorable to life and growth; "soil sufficiently hospitable for forest growth"; "a hospitable environment")

Sense 5
hostile -- (unsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company ( used of attempts to buy or take control of a business); "hostile takeover"; "hostile tender offer"; "hostile bid")

INDIRECT (VIA aggressive) -> unaggressive, nonaggressive -- (not aggressive; not given to fighting or assertiveness)

Similarity of adj hostile

5 senses of hostile

Sense 1
hostile (vs. amicable) -- (characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions")
       => aggressive, belligerent -- (characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight; "aggressive acts against another country"; "a belligerent tone")
       => antagonistic, antipathetic, antipathetical -- (characterized by antagonism or antipathy; "slaves antagonistic to their masters"; "antipathetic factions within the party")
       => at loggerheads -- (in a dispute or confrontation; "Sam and his parents were at loggerheads over the question of car privileges")
       => bitter -- (proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity; "a bitter struggle"; "bitter enemies")
       => dirty -- (expressing or revealing hostility or dislike; "dirty looks")
       => head-on -- (characterized by direct opposition; "a head-on confrontation")
       => ill -- (indicating hostility or enmity; "you certainly did me an ill turn"; "ill feelings"; "ill will")
       => opponent, opposing -- (characterized by active hostility; "opponent (or opposing) armies")
       => unfriendly, inimical -- (not friendly; "an unfriendly act of aggression"; "an inimical critic")
          Also See-> aggressive#1; hateful#1; offensive#2; unfriendly#2; unpeaceful#1; violent#1

Sense 2
hostile (vs. friendly) -- (not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally; "hostile naval and air forces")

Sense 3
hostile -- (impossible to bring into friendly accord; "hostile factions")
       => irreconcilable (vs. reconcilable), unreconcilable -- (impossible to reconcile; "irreconcilable differences")

Sense 4
hostile, uncongenial, unfriendly -- (very unfavorable to life or growth; "a hostile climate"; "an uncongenial atmosphere"; "an uncongenial soil"; "the unfriendly environment at high altitudes")
       => inhospitable (vs. hospitable) -- (unfavorable to life or growth; "the barren inhospitable desert"; "inhospitable mountain areas")

Sense 5
hostile -- (unsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company ( used of attempts to buy or take control of a business); "hostile takeover"; "hostile tender offer"; "hostile bid")
       => aggressive (vs. unaggressive) -- (having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers")

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