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In World of Warcraft, hostile can mean a couple of things:

  1. Hostile usually refers to a Player, Pet, NPC, Town, City, or Zone of an enemy faction to your character (Alliance or Horde) as opposed to being Friendly or of a Neutral faction.
    Additional notes:
    • When you click on hostile mobs or NPCs, their name and highlight will be red. Most hostile creatures will attack your character when you get within a particular aggro or major threat range.
    • Most mobs in hostile zones will be hostile.
    • Neutral mobs or NPCs will turn hostile when attacked.
    • You cannot talk to hostile creatures.
  2. Also the Reputation Level just below Unfriendly and above Hated.
  3. 3000 reputation points inside of being hostile.