Pronunciation: (hos'tl or, esp. Brit., -tīl),[key] —adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an enemy: a hostile nation. 2. opposed in feeling, action, or character; antagonistic: hostile criticism. 3. characterized by antagonism.
4. not friendly, warm, or generous; not hospitable.
—n. 1. a person or thing that is antagonistic or unfriendly.
2. Mil.an enemy soldier, plane, ship, etc.