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Definition harmful or unfriendly
  • Her lack of discipline is inimical to achieving her goals.
inimical = harmful
  • She is an inimical critic of everything I do.
  • inimical = unfriendly
  • Signing the treaty is inimical to U.S. interests.
  • inimical = harmful
  • The desert is the environment of revelation, genetically and physiologically alien, sensorily austere, esthetically abstract, historically inimical....
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • inimical = hostile
  • To carry he must speak louder; and this would rouse those striped and inimical creatures from their feasting by the fire.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • The Frostfangs were as cruel as any place the gods had made, and as inimical to men.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • Inefficient nations were always conquered sooner or later, and the struggle for efficiency was inimical to illusions.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The big toe moved plumply and inimically.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • When he first arrived, he was perturbed by having to preach in thecorridor, which he found inimical to the contemplation of God.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • And it shows how much more profitable it is prudently to remove, than to resent, return, and continue inimical proceedings.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • The charms of their subtlety passed by her unappreciated, and she only received them as inimical sounds which meant that anger ruled.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • Because this island is full of inimical phenomena.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • Ah, friend of mine, believe me, I march better 'Neath the cross-fire of glances inimical!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Canada contains only a million of inhabitants, and its population is divided into two inimical nations.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • The nature of Paradise Park was inimical to the kind of thought that had habitually been hers.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • And in fact they were, especially Hutter, somewhat inimical to the dominance of the range land by cattle barons of Flagstaff.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • Nor was Miss Briggs, although forced to adopt a hostile attitude, secretly inimical to Rawdon and his wife.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Tell me, reverend master, is your science inimical or displeasing to Our Lady?
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • It was as though she had found refuge inside a shell and the only sound she could hear was the sea of an inimical world.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • The victim was a teacher named Kadow, head of a liberal political faction which the Nazis considered inimical to their interests.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice

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