Definition of hostilely in English:



  • See hostile

    • ‘Like her parents and brother, Martha writes candidly and often hostilely about the people around her, be they lovers, friends, or family.’
    • ‘‘Hello,’ she said rather hostilely before she quickly turned away.’
    • ‘The effect, Scalia explained, was that some topics were favored over others: you could be punished for speaking symbolically and hostilely about race, but not, for instance, about sexual orientation.’
    • ‘My late friend Ivan Tors, who produced ‘Flipper,’ told me that he never saw an animal act hostilely, unless they were very hungry.’
    • ‘I can say I did react hostilely originally when Susan tried address the problem on her own.’