from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Injurious or harmful in effect; adverse: habits inimical to good health.
- adj. Unfriendly; hostile: a cold, inimical voice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Harmful in effect.
- adj. Unfriendly, hostile.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the disposition or temper of an enemy; unfriendly; unfavorable; -- chiefly applied to private, as hostile is to public, enmity.
- adj. Opposed in tendency, influence, or effects; antagonistic; inconsistent; incompatible; adverse; repugnant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the disposition or temper of an enemy; unfriendly; hostile: chiefly applied to private enmity.
- Adverse; hurtful; repugnant.
- Synonyms Averse, Adverse, etc. (see hostile), unfriendly, antagonistic, opposed, hurtful.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not friendly
The two continued to look into each other's eyes, and something, it could hardly be called inimical, rather an aloofness from the tie of blood, was visible to each in the other's steadfast gaze.
His face showed the effect of a sleepless night, and wore an expression inimical to all mankind.
No, randomness is not "inimical" to free will; it is *different* from free will, to be sure, but there is nothing inconceivable or improbable about a universe in which both free will and randomness exist, are fundamental, and interact with each other in complex ways.
This, according to the outgoing DA leader, was "inimical" to the values of individual freedom and accountability.
From this time forward, Macknight became a marked man, "inimical" whether he wanted to be or not.
July 7th, 2010 NEW DELHI - The Congress Wednesday expressed concern over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and said that "inimical" elements from across the border were trying to create tension and violence in the valley.
At issue is a report in Ha'aretz stating that Rosenthal criticized Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador to Washington, who had described the positions of J Street, a dovish pro-Israel group, as "inimical" to Israel's interests.
New Delhi: India today said it will take whatever steps are needed to prevent and defeat "inimical" elements against peace and normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir.
The argument offered in favor of the reduction was three-fold; viz., "very burthensom to the fair purchaser," inimical "to the settlement and improvement of the lands" in the colony, and a great hinderance to "the importation of slaves, and thereby lessens the fund arising upon the duties upon slaves." [
But it was also important that the big windows not lure birds to their deaths with inimical reflections.