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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Hostile as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

21 March 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 18 answers for the crossword clue 'Hostile', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Hostile a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Hostile as an answer itself some 72 times.

Hostile is a single word clue made up of 7 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Friday, 26 March 2021 with the answer being ADVERSE, but the most popular answer for this clue is INIMICAL.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'Hostile', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'Hostile' and give you a hint.

  • Troops belonging to the enemy's military forces; "the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles"
  • Very unfavorable to life or growth; "a hostile climate"; "an uncongenial atmosphere"; "an uncongenial soil"; "the unfriendly environment at high altitudes"
  • Impossible to bring into friendly accord; "hostile factions"
  • Not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally; "hostile naval and air forces"
  • Unsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company ( used of attempts to buy or take control of a business); "hostile takeover"; "hostile tender offer"; "hostile bid"
  • Characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions"


We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Hostile'.

  • Elohist

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

A personal enemy; "they had been political foes for years"

Presaging ill fortune; "ill omens"; "ill predictions"; "my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven"- P.B.Shelley; "a dead and ominous silence prevailed"; "a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government"

4 Letters

Morally reprehensible; "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar"

5 Letters

A personal enemy; "they had been political foes for years"

6 Letters

(usually followed by `to') strongly opposed; "antipathetic to new ideas"; "averse to taking risks"; "loath to go on such short notice"; "clearly indisposed to grant their request"

The taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth

7 Letters

Contrary to your interests or welfare; "adverse circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"

Suggesting war or military life

8 Letters

The act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"

Not friendly; "an unfriendly act of aggression"; "an inimical critic"

10 Letters

Having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers"

Wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred; "a gossipy malevolent old woman"; "failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful"

Not easy to understand or use; "user-unfriendly"

11 Letters

Someone who fights (or is fighting)

Used of plant stock or scions; incapable of being grafted

12 Letters

Used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect

(usually followed by `to') strongly opposed; "antipathetic to new ideas"; "averse to taking risks"; "loath to go on such short notice"; "clearly indisposed to grant their request"

INHOSPITABLE chris roberson
Unfavorable to life or growth; "the barren inhospitable desert"; "inhospitable mountain areas"

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