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Amity vs. Hostility

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Amitynoun

Friendship. The cooperative and supportive relationship between people, or animals. In this sense, the term connotes a relationship which involves mutual knowledge, esteem, affection, and respect along with a degree of rendering service to friends in times of need or crisis.

Hostilitynoun

(uncountable) The state of being hostile.

‘My resentment and anger towards you caused hostility and a division between us.’;

Amitynoun

Mutual understanding and a peaceful relationship, especially between nations; peace; accord.

Hostilitynoun

(countable) A hostile action, especially a military action. See hostilities for specific plural definition.

Amitynoun

Friendship, in a general sense, between individuals, societies, or nations; friendly relations; good understanding; as, a treaty of amity and commerce; the amity of the Whigs and Tories.

‘To live on terms of amity with vice.’;

Hostilitynoun

State of being hostile; public or private enemy; unfriendliness; animosity.

‘Hostility being thus suspended with France.’;

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Amitynoun

a cordial disposition

Hostilitynoun

An act of an open enemy; a hostile deed; especially in the plural, acts of warfare; attacks of an enemy. See hostilities

‘He who proceeds to wanton hostility, often provokes an enemy where he might have a friend.’;

Amitynoun

a state of friendship and cordiality

Hostilitynoun

a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition;

‘he could not conceal his hostility’;

Hostilitynoun

a state of deep-seated ill-will

Hostilitynoun

the feeling of a hostile person;

‘he could no longer contain his hostility’;

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Hostilitynoun

violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked

Hostilitynoun

acts of overt warfare;

‘the outbreak of hostilities’;

Hostility

Hostility is seen as form of emotionally charged aggressive behavior. In everyday speech it is more commonly used as a synonym for anger and aggression.

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