Definition of Latent hostility

1. Noun. Feelings of hostility that are not manifest. "The diplomats' first concern was to reduce international tensions"

Exact synonyms: Tension
Generic synonyms: Antagonism, Enmity, Hostility
Derivative terms: Tensional

Lexicographical Neighbors of Latent Hostility

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latent allergy
latent carcinoma
latent carrier
latent coccidioidomycosis
latent content
latent diabetes
latent energy
latent heat
latent hostility (current term)
latent hyperopia
latent infection
latent learning
latent microbism
latent nystagmus
latent period
latent rat virus
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latent schizophrenia
latent stage
latent syphilis
latent tetany
latent typhoid
latent virus

Literary usage of Latent hostility

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lessons of the French Revolution, 1789-1872 by John Benn Walsh Ormathwaite (1873)
"suspected of any latent hostility to it, but it was as a Constitutional King, governing through ... latent hostility ..."

2. Roman Catholicism in the United States (1879)
"In addition to their unlikeness, they are actuated by a latent hostility ... Nor can we reasonably hope that this latent hostility will be set aside by the ..."

3. The Crowd in Peace and War by William Martin Conway (1915)
"In any such period the consciousness, in every affected national crowd, of its latent hostility to the crowd or crowds, whose expanding force threatens its ..."

4. The Extinction in Perpetuity of Armaments and War by Albert William Alderson (1908)
"... comes in touch that will be actively hostile ; those he never comes within miles of will not molest him though their latent hostility is just as great. ..."

5. Taxation and Taxes in the United States Under the Internal Revenue System by Frederic Clemson Howe (1896)
"Party lines were just forming; and the Anti- Federalists found in these measures opportunity for arousing the latent hostility of the people to taxation in ..."

6. Christianity and the Social Crisis by Walter Rauschenbusch (1907)
"The history of the world 1 There are historical scholars who are so impressed by the latent hostility of the Christians to Rome that they incline to think ..."

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