Definition of inimical adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪˈnɪmɪkl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnɪmɪkl//
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  1. 1inimical to something harmful to something; not helping something These policies are inimical to the interests of society.
  2. 2unfriendly an inimical stare
  3. Word Originearly 16th cent.: from late Latin inimicalis, from Latin inimicus, from in- ‘not’ + amicus ‘friend’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: inimical