inimical

[ ih-nim-i-kuhl ]

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Part of Speech

adjective

Origin + Etymology

Early 16th century; Latin

from late Latin inimicalis, from Latin inimicus

Synonyms

  • harmful
  • injurious
  • detrimental
  • deleterious
  • pernicious

Antonyms

  • healthy
  • advantageous

Definition

adverse in tendency or effect; unfavorable; harmful

Example

The city was a climate inimical to health.

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