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hostility

[hostil′itē]
Etymology: L, hostilis, hostile
an emotional state characterized by enmity toward others and a desire to harm those at whom the antagonism is directed. The hostility may be expressed passively and actively.

hostility

(hŏ-stĭl′ĭ-tē)
The manifestation of anger, animosity, or antagonism in a situation in which such a reaction is unwarranted. Hostility may be directed toward oneself, others, or inanimate objects. It is almost always a symptom of depression.
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One school of thought suggests that listening may reduce a partner's anger and thereby decrease the likelihood of a partner's hostility, making the listener feel less stressed.
These are things that bosses don't like and that fit the definition of hostility, but in a passive-aggressive form.
Both India and Pakistan need to understand that people of J& K are worst sufferers of the conflict between them and any attempt made by the two to end hostility will be warmly welcomed," he said.
The Washington-based center, which is non-partisan and takes no policy position in its reports, gave no reason for the rises noted in hostility against Christians, Muslims, Jews and an other" category including Sikhs, Bahais and atheists.
In the next three chapters, the author discusses oppression theory to explain horizontal hostility, conducts a root cause analysis of horizontal hostility, and then situates the concept within the specific contexts of the organizations, professional relations, and world in which nurses work and live.
ADHD was the most significant predictor of this addiction among girls, and hostility was the most significant predictor among boys.
By imposing self-regulation we hope to end this hostility from the Government, environmentalists and other activists.
We concluded that it's plausible that individual difference in serotonergic function may in part drive the association between hostility and metabolic risk factors observed in the literature," Dr.
General linear modeling showed that African American women had consistent positive associations between hostility and fasting glucose, postprandial glucose, and postprandial insulin.
Although many of these were interesting and instructive, I must admit that a certain amount of hostility was felt even at the best of times.
Depressive symptoms appear to correlate with the development of coronary artery disease, but hostility and anxiety may not, reported Jesse C.
And that all too often translates into a distrust and hostility that turn routine arrests into a potential for violence.