inimical


inimical
I adjective adverse, alienated, antagonistic, antipathetic, antipathetical, at variance, at war with, bellicose, belligerent, contrary, cool, cross, disaffected, estranged, harmful, hostile, hurtful, inimicus, irreconcilable, malevolent, mean, noxious, on bad terms, opposed, opposing, pernicious, repugnant, unfavorable, unfriendly, unpropitious, up in arms, warlike II index adverse (hostile), antipathetic (oppositional), averse, contentious, detrimental, discordant, hostile, irreconcilable, litigious, negative, opposite, pernicious, perverse, prejudicial, pugnacious, recusant, repugnant (incompatible), spiteful, unfavorable, vicious

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  • Inimical — In*im i*cal (?; 277), a. [L. inimicalis, fr. inimicus unfriendly, hostile; pref. in not + amicus friendly. See {Amity}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having the disposition or temper of an enemy; unfriendly; unfavorable; chiefly applied to private, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inimical — [i nim′i kəl] adj. [LL inimicalis < L inimicus, hostile, ENEMY] 1. like an enemy; hostile; unfriendly 2. in opposition; adverse; unfavorable [laws inimical to freedom] inimically adv …   English World dictionary

  • inimical — 1640s, from L.L. inimicalis hostile, from L. inimicus unfriendly, an enemy (see ENEMY (Cf. enemy)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inimical — [adj] antagonistic, contrary adverse, antipathetic, destructive, disaffected, harmful, hostile, hurtful, ill, ill disposed, inimicable, injurious, noxious, opposed, oppugnant, pernicious, repugnant, unfavorable, unfriendly, unwelcoming; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • inimical — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ tending to obstruct or harm; hostile. DERIVATIVES inimically adverb. ORIGIN Latin inimicalis, from inimicus enemy …   English terms dictionary

  • inimical — adj. (formal) inimical to (actions inimical to the maintenance of friendly relations between our countries) * * * [ɪ nɪmɪk(ə)l] (formal) inimical to (actions inimical to the maintenance of friendly relations between our countries) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • inimical — adjective Etymology: Late Latin inimicalis, from Latin inimicus enemy more at enemy Date: 1573 1. being adverse often by reason of hostility or malevolence < forces inimical to democracy > 2. a. having the disposition of an enemy ; hostile <… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inimical — in|im|i|cal [ıˈnımıkəl] adj formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Late Latin; Origin: inimicalis, from Latin inimicus; ENEMY] making it difficult for something to exist or happen ▪ a cold, inimical climate inimical to ▪ conditions inimical to development …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inimical — [[t]ɪnɪ̱mɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, usu ADJ to n Conditions that are inimical to something make it difficult for that thing to exist or do well. [FORMAL] ...a false morality that is inimical to human happiness. ...goals inimical to… …   English dictionary

  • inimical — inimically, adv. inimicalness, inimicality, n. /i nim i keuhl/, adj. 1. adverse in tendency or effect; unfavorable; harmful: a climate inimical to health. 2. unfriendly; hostile: a cold, inimical gaze. Also, inimicable. [1635 45; < L inimic(us)… …   Universalium


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