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Definition of "inimical" []

  • Injurious or harmful in effect; adverse: habits inimical to good health. (adjective)
  • Unfriendly; hostile: a cold, inimical voice. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inimical" in a sentence
  • "The two continued to look into each other's eyes, and something, it could hardly be called inimical, rather an aloofness from the tie of blood, was visible to each in the other's steadfast gaze."
  • "His face showed the effect of a sleepless night, and wore an expression inimical to all mankind."
  • "No, randomness is not "inimical" to free will; it is *different* from free will, to be sure, but there is nothing inconceivable or improbable about a universe in which both free will and randomness exist, are fundamental, and interact with each other in complex ways."