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Meaning of INIMICAL

Pronunciation:  i'nimikul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  not friendly; "an unfriendly act of aggression"; "an inimical critic"
 

INIMICAL is a 8 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: hostile, unfriendly
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*im"i*cal\ (?; 277), a. [L. inimicalis, fr. inimicus
unfriendly, hostile; pref. in- not + amicus friendly. See
{Amity}.]
1. Having the disposition or temper of an enemy; unfriendly;
   unfavorable; -- chiefly applied to private, as hostile is
   to public, enmity.

2. Opposed in tendency, influence, or effects; antagonistic;
   inconsistent; incompatible; adverse; repugnant.

         We are at war with a system, which, by its essence,
         is inimical to all other governments. --Burke.

 
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