V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. having a harmful and adverse effect; 2. unfriendly
Synonyms: adverse, destructive, unfriendly, antagonistic, hostile, harmful, unfavorable, injurious
Antonyms: friendly, beneficial, favorable, advantageous, amicable
Tips: Inimical is derived from the Latin inimicus, which means "unfriendly" or "an enemy." Something or someone inimical is hostile, like an enemy. Inimical is the opposite of amicable, which means "friendly."
His smoking habit was inimical to the baby's health. (harmful, injurious)
The professor's inimical teaching style scared the students in the class. (unfriendly, hostile)
Her inimical behavior toward those around her caused strong feelings of dislike in her coworkers. (antagonistic, unfriendly)
Your constant nagging and micro-managing is inimical to my job satisfaction. (adverse, unfavorable, harmful)
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