What is another word for inimical?

Pronunciation: [ɪnˈɪmɪkə͡l] (IPA)

Inimical is a strong word that means harmful, hostile, or unfriendly. There are several synonyms that you can use instead of inimical, depending on the context and the tone. For instance, words like adverse, detrimental, or damaging can help convey a sense of danger or threat without being too aggressive. If you want to emphasize the opposition or conflict, you can use words like antagonistic, contrary, or hostile. Other synonyms for inimical that can work well in different situations include opposed, unfavourable, against, or adverse. Ultimately, the choice of synonyms depends on the desired effect and the nuances of the situation, but having a wide range of options can help you communicate more effectively and precisely.

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What are the opposite words for inimical?

Inimical is a word used to describe something that is harmful or unfriendly. Its antonyms are words that describe friendly or beneficial things. The opposite of inimical is amicable, which means friendly or cooperative. Another antonym for inimical is favorable, meaning something is advantageous or helpful. Beneficial is another word that is an antonym for inimical. It describes something that is good for someone or something. Other antonyms for inimical include kind, helpful, hospitable, congenial, and advantageous. All of these words convey positivity and kindness, which are the opposite of inimical.

Usage examples for Inimical

It was, then, a matter of intense relief to hear, time after time, that the manufactured dangers were merely the fictions of some of the most timid; and though the rumour was again and again repeated that the Inche Maida was coming, she did not come, but remained quiescent at her home, truth to say, though, with boats manned and armed, not for attack, but ready to take her and her chief people to a place of safety, should the English visit her with inimical intent.
"One Maid's Mischief"
George Manville Fenn
The individual has no rights inimical to those of the collective conscience.
"Psycho-Phone Messages"
Francis Grierson
At the present juncture the inimical forces, both in continental Europe and in America, are repeating the old blunders under fresh conditions.
"Psycho-Phone Messages"
Francis Grierson

Famous quotes with Inimical

  • Even while we busily attend meetings, contribute money and perform our assigned tasks, we suspect that we may be helping to create a force that is inimical to many values we hold dear.
    Robert Shea
  • There's something inimical about the camera and song.
    Stephen Sondheim
  • Monotheism is essentially inimical to tribalism: it demands that a people unite in a single community.
    Karen Armstrong
  • We tend to think of [Hitler] as an idiot because the central tenet of his ideology was idiotic – and idiotic, of course, it transparently is. Anti-Semitism is a world view through a pinhole: as scientists say about a bad theory, it is not even wrong. Nietzsche tried to tell Wagner that it was beneath contempt. Sartre was right for once when he said that through anti-Semitism any halfwit could become a member of an elite. But, as the case of Wagner proves, a man can have this poisonous bee in his bonnet and still be a creative genius. Hitler was a destructive genius, whose evil gifts not only beggar description but invite denial, because we find it more comfortable to believe that their consequences were produced by historical forces than to believe that he was a historical force. Or perhaps we just lack the vocabulary. Not many of us, in a secular age, are willing to concede that, in the form of Hitler, Satan visited the Earth, recruited an army of sinners, and fought and won a battle against God. We would rather talk the language of pseudoscience, which at least seems to bring such events to order. But all such language can do is shift the focus of attention down to the broad mass of the German people, which is what Goldhagen has done, in a way that, at least in part, lets Hitler off the hook – and unintentionally reinforces his central belief that it was the destiny of the Jewish race to be expelled from the Volk as an inimical presence.
    Clive James
  • The saviors of the world do not come to foster inimical doctrinal divisions; their teachings should not be used toward that end. It is something of a misnomer even to refer to the New Testament as the "Christian" Bible, for it does not belong exclusively to any one sect. Truth is meant for the blessing and upliftment of the entire human race. As the Christ Consciousness is universal, so does Jesus Christ belong to all....
    Paramahansa Yogananda

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