VERBS appear, be, feel | become | remain | make sb The experience has made him generally hostile towards women. | consider sth, construe sth as, deem sth, perceive sth as, regard sth as, see sth as They were reluctant to take any step that might be regarded as hostile.
ADV. bitterly, decidedly, deeply, downright, distinctly, extremely, fiercely, markedly, positively, uncompromisingly, unremittingly, very He was deeply hostile to the idea of psychotherapy. The audience gave him a downright hostile reception. | entirely, totally | increasingly | almost | apparently | potentially | basically, generally | actively, openly | mutually | uniformly The press became uniformly hostile to the new administration. | politically politically hostile newspapers
PREP. to Many people were openly hostile to the idea. | towards He was extremely hostile towards her.