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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.

hostility,

n the tendency of an organism to threaten harm to another or to itself.
References in classic literature ?
Their mode of approach, to one not acquainted with the tactics and ceremonies of this rude chivalry of the wilderness, had an air of direct hostility.
The Blackfoot is the hereditary enemy of the Crow, toward whom hostility is like a cherished principle of religion; for every tribe, besides its casual antagonists, has some enduring foe with whom there can be no permanent reconciliation.
John Young was in despair when he saw the ship make sail; and found himself abandoned among savages;-and savages, too, sanguinary in their character, and inflamed by acts of hostility.
We need only watch the evening news to see that Christians encounter hostility and subtle persecution with the U.
In a result that surprised researchers, a study in Personal Psychology found that employees who have hostile bosses are better off on several measures If they return the hostility, as these workers felt less like victims when they retaliated against their bad bosses and, as a result, experienced less psychological distress, more job satisfaction, and more commitment to their employer.
fresh ceasefire violation in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir , National Conference ( NC) on Thursday the prime ministers of India and Pakistan to start a composite dialogue saying the " time was ripe" to end the hostility in the region.
Armed Services Committee To Discuss Real-Life Examples of People Suffering From Hostility Against Religion in the Military
TEHRAN (FNA)- Higher levels of stress, hostility and depressive symptoms are associated with significantly increased risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) in middle-age and older adults, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.
STRESS, hostility and depression can significantly increase the chances of middle-aged and older adults having a stroke, researchers have said.
They also agreed on a spirit of "social reconciliation" and an end to all expressions of hostility, including in the media.
While the former measures government laws, policies and actions restricting religious beliefs and practices, the latter measures acts of religious hostility by private individuals, organizations or groups in society, the Express Tribune reported.
October 17, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese government agreed to cease hostility for two week next month in South Kordofan to allow the conduct of a vaccination campaign, announced the UN resident and humanitarian coordinator for Sudan, Ali Al-Za'tari.