4.8.1 Hostility

The words in this domain describe a situation in which people disagree about something so strongly that they might start fighting. But these words imply that they have not started fighting yet.

OMC Codes: 
578 Ingroup Antagonisms
Louw Nida Codes: 
39 Hostility, Strife
39E Strife, Struggle
  • What words refer to hostility between people?
    conflict, antagonism, discord, disharmony, friction, hostility, ill feeling, rivalry, strife, tension, sit on a powder key, cold war, phony war,
  • What words describe someone who is hostile?
    hostile, aggressive, combative, contentious, discordant,