inhospitable

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

Definition of inhospitable

  1. 1 :  not showing hospitality :  not friendly or receptive

  2. 2 :  providing no shelter or sustenance <an inhospitable environment>

inhospitableness

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inhospitably

play \ˌin-(ˌ)hä-ˈspi-tə-blē, (ˌ)in-ˈhä-(ˌ)spi-\ adverb

Examples of inhospitable in a sentence

  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>

Circa 1570

First Known Use of inhospitable

circa 1570


INHOSPITABLE Defined for English Language Learners

inhospitable

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

Definition of inhospitable for English Language Learners

  • : 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


INHOSPITABLE Defined for Kids

inhospitable

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adjective in·hos·pi·ta·ble \ˌin-ˌhä-ˈspi-tə-bəl, in-ˈhä-spi-\

Definition of inhospitable for Students

  1. :  not friendly or generous :  not showing hospitality <He's inhospitable to strangers.>

inhospitably

\-blē\ adverb

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