Hostility's Origins

What words make up HOSTILITY?

The base of the word hostility is hostile. Hostile means unfriendly or antagonistic. The stem, which is found at the end of the word, is -ity. -ity means qulaity or condition.


The dictionary definition of hostility is hostile behavior or unfriendliness. By adding -ity to the end of hostile, you are creating the definition of the condition of being unfriendly. These two definitions go hand-in-hand.
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Using HOSTILITY in a Sentence

An example of this word in a sentence is "When two different groups of people are brought together, they have hostility towards each other.