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
Recent Examples of inhospitable from the Web
As for future lunar exploration, Duke, unlike Apollo 11 lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, is not a fan of colonizing the moon because of its inhospitable environment.
Even considering the Arctic’s notoriously inhospitable conditions.
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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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