hos·tile adj1: having an intimidating, antagonistic, or offensive naturea hostile work environment2 a: of or relating to an opposing party in a legal actiona hostile claimb: adverse to the interests of a party to a legal actionif the interests of the party joined involuntarily render him hostile to the original plaintiff, he must remain a defendant — J. H. Friedenthal et al.3 a: adverse to or incompatible with the interests of a property ownera hostile use see also adverse possession at possession; easement by prescription at easement, prescription 1b: unwelcome by or contrary to the interests of corporate stockholders or managementa hostile takeover bid
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
abusive, acrimonious, actively opposed, adverse, aggressive, alienated, antagonistic, antipathetic, antipodal, antithetic, antithetical, antonymous, arguing, argumentative, assaulting, at odds, at variance, baneful, battling, besetting, bitter, bristling, calamitous, cantankerous, challenging, clashing, combative, competitive, conflicting, contentious, contesting, contradictory, contrariant, contrarious, contrary, counteracting, counteractive, destructive, disaffected, disagreeing, disastrous, discordant, disdainful, disloyal, disputatious, dissentient, dissenting, dissentious, dissident, divided, dreadful, embittered, estranged, factious, frictional, full of hate, full of malice harmful, harsh, ill-disposed, ill-willed, in opposition, inacquiescent, incompatible, inconsistent with, infensus, infestus, inimical, inimicus, irreconcilable, malevolent, noncooperating, opposed, opposing, opposite, oppositional, oppugnant, polarized, pugnacious, rancorous, reactionary, refractory, renitent, reverse, schismatic, spiteful, truculent, unapproving, unconsonant, uncooperative, unharmonious, vicious, vis-à-vis, wrangling
associated concepts: hostile fire, hostile intent, hostile party, hostile possession of property, hostile witness
averse, bitter (reproachful), discordant, disobedient, impertinent (insolent), inimical, irreconcilable, litigious, malevolent, malicious, malignant, negative, nonconsenting, offensive (taking the initiative), opposite, prejudicial, pugnacious, recusant, repugnant (incompatible), spiteful, unfavorable, virulent
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
adj.Antagonistic; acting like an enemy.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.