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inhospitable

inhospitable

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

: not generous and friendly to guests or visitors

: having an environment where plants, animals, or people cannot live or grow easily

: not ready or willing to accept or consider something

Full Definition of INHOSPITABLE

1
:  not showing hospitality :  not friendly or receptive
2
:  providing no shelter or sustenance <an inhospitable environment>
in·hos·pi·ta·ble·ness noun
in·hos·pi·ta·bly \-blē\ adverb

Examples of INHOSPITABLE

  1. It's very inhospitable of him to be so rude to strangers.
  2. <the proposal received an unexpectedly inhospitable response from the city council>

First Known Use of INHOSPITABLE

circa 1570

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