Hostility and Kindness


Hostility noun - A deep-seated ill will.

Kindness is an antonym for hostility in antagonism topic.

Nearby Word: hostile


Kindness noun - The capacity for feeling for another's unhappiness or misfortune.
Usage example: out of the kindness of your heart, would you at least consider adopting this stray cat?

Hostility is an antonym for kindness in compassion topic.

Nearby Words: kind, kindly, kindliness

How words are described

human human hostility human kindness
natural natural hostility natural kindness
initial initial hostility initial kindness
genuine genuine hostility genuine kindness
Other adjectives: sheer, open, overt, actual, real, constant, great, intense, little, innate, personal, incredible, general, apparent, growing, occasional, earlier, previous.

Both words in one sentence

  • In American Gods, Wednesday has a habit of grinning without a hint of amusement or kindness, and it doesn't take long before Shadow is reminded of chimpanzees baring their teeth to show hostility.
  • Sheathe Your Sword Would be a case of Revive Kills Zombie if it weren't for the fact that it explicitly states feeding on hostility and hostile emotions (and so the implication goes that it was your kindness that beat him, not the healing per se).
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Kindness or Hostility. 2016. Accessed February 09, 2023.
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