One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘party politics are inimical to genuine democracy’
harmful, injurious, detrimental, deleterious, pernicious, damaging, hurtful, dangerous, destructive, ruinous, calamitous
antagonistic, contrary, antipathetic, unfavourable, adverse, opposed, hostile, at odds, not conducive, prejudicial
literary malefic, maleficent
2‘he fixed her with an inimical gaze’
hostile, unfriendly, antagonistic, ill-disposed, unkind, unsympathetic, malevolent, malign
inhospitable, unwelcoming, cold, icy, frosty, glacial
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