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hospitable

adjective hos·pi·ta·ble \hä-ˈspi-tə-bəl, ˈhäs-(ˌ)pi-\

: generous and friendly to guests or visitors

: having an environment where plants, animals, or people can live or grow easily

: ready or willing to accept or consider something

Full Definition of HOSPITABLE

1
a :  given to generous and cordial reception of guests
b :  promising or suggesting generous and cordial welcome
c :  offering a pleasant or sustaining environment
2
:  readily receptive :  open <hospitable to new ideas>
hos·pi·ta·bly \-blē\ adverb

Examples of HOSPITABLE

  1. The people of that country are very hospitable.
  2. It's a hearty plant that grows in even the least hospitable climates.
  3. elderly people moving to Florida for its hospitable climate

First Known Use of HOSPITABLE

circa 1570

Rhymes with HOSPITABLE

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