Synonyms and related words:
all-out war, appeal to arms, armed combat, armed conflict, attack, battle, belligerence, belligerency, bloodshed, combat, fighting, hot war, la guerre, might of arms, military operations, open hostilities, open war, resort to arms, shooting war, state of war, the sword, total war, war, warfare, warmaking, warring, wartime

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  • hostilities — n. pl. 1. a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration, during which the international rules of war apply. Syn: war, state of war, hot war. [WordNet 1.5] We have showed ourselves generous adversaries . . . and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hostilities — index conflict Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hostilities — n. war 1) to open hostilities 2) to suspend hostilities 3) hostilities break out 4) an outbreak of hostilities 5) hostilities between * * * [ war ] to open hostilities an outbreak of hostilities to suspend hostilities hostilities between… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Hostilities — Hostility Hos*til i*ty, n.; pl. {Hostilities}. [L. hostilitas: cf. F. hostilit[ e].] 1. State of being hostile; public or private enemy; unfriendliness; animosity. [1913 Webster] Hostility being thus suspended with France. Hayward. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hostilities — [[t]hɒstɪ̱lɪtiz[/t]] N PLURAL You can refer to fighting between two countries or groups who are at war as hostilities. [FORMAL] The authorities have urged people to stock up on fuel in case hostilities break out …   English dictionary

  • hostilities — noun fighting; acts of overt warfare the outbreak of hostilities • Syn: ↑belligerency • Derivationally related forms: ↑belligerent (for: ↑belligerency), ↑hostile …   Useful english dictionary

  • hostilities — hostile ► ADJECTIVE 1) antagonistic; opposed. 2) of or belonging to a military enemy. 3) (of a takeover bid) opposed by the company to be bought. DERIVATIVES hostilely adverb hostility noun (pl. hostilities) . ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • hostilities — noun acts of war …   Wiktionary

  • hostilities — n. acts of hostility, fighting, warfare hos·til·i·ty || hÉ‘ stɪlÉ™tɪ /hÉ’ s n. enmity, animosity, antagonism, hatred; hostile act; resistance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hostilities — acts of warfare: → hostility …   English new terms dictionary

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