Definition of inhospitable
1 : not showing hospitality : not friendly or receptive
2 : providing no shelter or sustenance an inhospitable environment
inhospitablyplay \ˌin-(ˌ)hä-ˈspi-tə-blē, (ˌ)in-ˈhä-(ˌ)spi-\ adverb
Examples of inhospitable in a Sentence
It's very inhospitable of him to be so rude to strangers.
the proposal received an unexpectedly inhospitable response from the city council
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INHOSPITABLE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of inhospitable for Students
: not friendly or generous : not showing hospitality He's inhospitable to strangers.
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