Translation of hostility in Spanish:

hostility

hostilidad, n.

Pronunciation /hɑˈstɪlədi//hɒˈstɪlɪti/

noun

  • 1

    (unfriendliness, opposition)
    hostilidad feminine
    hostility to / toward sb/sth hostilidad hacia algn/algo
    • Thus in spite of any improvements in the early years, there was always public hostility to contend with.
    • Frostrup faced the same hostility when she was on the judging panel of the 1999 Booker prize.
    • People are much more good than bad, I thought, tending more to friendship than hostility.
    • This climate of hostility affects us all, but most especially impacts those who reside overseas.
    • The decision was made against a backdrop of outright hostility towards Lisa from staff at her station.
    • Any identity built on hostility to others can change the object of its hostility as easily as a man changes his coat.
    • There was no hostility towards me, they had no interest in me, all they wanted to do was throw things at the police.
    • He hadn't said anything nasty to the young man and there was no hostility between them.
    • She believes women themselves have shown hostility to reversing this trend.
    • It is time to punish journalists, for creating a climate of racism and hostility toward migration.
    • In fact they will probably go along with it, not wanting to attract further hostility from the military.
    • Such was the anger and hostility among the callers that one official refused to take any more calls.
    • The level of hostility we encountered was about what we expected, at first at least.
    • Public hostility to artworks isn't in itself anything that the artist should be pleased about.
    • At that time my enthusiasm met a cold blast of indifference or hostility from most of the people I talked to about it.
    • Both, however, had long since exchanged hustle and hostility for control and variation.
    • That is why even a kids' film like The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe can provoke such hostility.
    • The rapprochement is remarkable because of the depth of the previous hostility between the two men.
    • He said he has met with frequent hostility and criticism from many locals for the work he is doing.
    • To add injustice to the stressful wait is a recipe for disaster that can lead to hostility.
  • 2hostilities plural
    formal

    Military
    hostilidades feminine formal
    the end of hostilities el cese de las hostilidades
    • hostilities broke out comenzaron las hostilidades
    • The castle was returned to the Bradfords at the end of hostilities.
    • A wreath will be laid at the Cenotaph in memory of those who died in the hostilities, as young and old come together to honour the fallen.
    • They add that POWs are supposed to be released when hostilities end.
    • Under the law of war, enemy combatants may be detained until the end of hostilities.
    • She had spent the war years in Australia, but returned to the city of her birth immediately after hostilities had ceased.
    • But this year's spring optimism may have been boosted by an early conclusion to hostilities.
    • In fact, Western intervention in the Balkans exacerbated tensions and sustained hostilities.
    • They directed their bombers to demolish the northern complex a few days before the end of hostilities.
    • Plans were made for a second campaign but renewed hostilities in Gaul delayed action until the following year.
    • He asked his forces to lay down their arms and called on the Vietcong to halt all hostilities.
    • After a week of silence the fight was rescheduled and the hostilities between the two continued.
    • Her arrival sparked a feud that flared into open hostilities last week between herself and the local mayor.
    • Without them and the floating cities of the other major powers, would the course of hostilities have been different?
    • VE Day passed by with little impact on those still engaged in hostilities in the Far East.
    • Many of those people know perfectly well that they will be engaged in hostilities.
    • Under the laws of war, they can be detained until the conflict, or at least actual hostilities, are concluded.
    • So hopes of a quick snap-back to status quo ante at the end of hostilities quite misread the situation.
    • The analyst said it was too early to say whether this outbreak of hostilities would hit profits at Souter's company.
    • It is not known if they complained before hostilities broke out.
    • Three men were killed before the two sides agreed to end their hostilities.