Definition of Inimical

1. Adjective. Not friendly. "An inimical critic"

Exact synonyms: Unfriendly
Similar to: Hostile
Derivative terms: Enmity, Enmity, Unfriendliness



Definition of Inimical

1. a. Having the disposition or temper of an enemy; unfriendly; unfavorable; -- chiefly applied to private, as hostile is to public, enmity.

Definition of Inimical

1. Adjective. Harmful in effect. ¹

2. Adjective. Unfriendly, hostile. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inimical

1. unfriendly [adj] - See also: unfriendly

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inimical

inhære
inhæred
inhærent
inhæres
inhæring
inhæsion
inia
iniac
iniad
inial
iniencephalus
iniencephaly
inimaginable
inimic
inimicable
inimical (current term)
inimicalities
inimicality
inimically
inimicitious
inimicous
inimitability
inimitable
inimitableness
inimitably
inion
inions
iniopagus
iniops
iniopterygian

Literary usage of Inimical

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1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order with Copious Illustrations by George Crabb (1904)
"Adverse may be applied to either persons or things; inimical and hostile to persons or things personal; repugnant to things only. ..."

2. The History of Greece by William Mitford (1823)
"inimical to Sparta as the late transaction of the Athenian commonwealth certainly was, and not less in direct contravention of subsisting ..."

3. The History of Greece by William Mitford (1823)
"inimical to Sparta as the late transaction of the Athenian commonwealth certainly was, and not less in direct contravention of subsisting ..."

4. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"maleficent (chiefly literary), malefic (chiefly spec.), mischievous; spec, damaging, baleful, inimical, dire, direful, ..."

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