- /ɪnhɒsˈpɪtəbəl / (say inhos'pituhbuhl)
1. not inclined to or characterised by hospitality, as persons, actions, etc.
2. (of a region, climate, etc.) not offering shelter, favourable conditions, etc.
–inhospitality /ɪnˌhɒspəˈtæləti/ (say in.hospuh'taluhtee), noun
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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Inhospitable — In*hos pi*ta*ble, a. [Pref. in not + hospitable: cf. L. inhospitalis.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not hospitable; not disposed to show hospitality to strangers or guests; as, an inhospitable person or people. [1913 Webster] Have you no touch of pity, that … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
inhospitable — adj. Inhospitalario. * * * inhospitable. adj. p. us. inhospitalario … Enciclopedia Universal
inhospitable — (adj.) 1560s, from M.Fr. inhospitable (15c.), from M.L. inhospitabilis (equivalent of L. inhospitalis), from in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + M.L. hospitabilis (see HOSPITABLE (Cf. hospitable)) … Etymology dictionary
inhospitable — [in häs′pit ə bəl, in΄häs pit′ə bəl] adj. [ML inhospitabilis] 1. not hospitable; not offering hospitality 2. not offering protection, shelter, etc.; barren; forbidding [an inhospitable climate] inhospitableness n. inhospitably adv … English World dictionary
inhospitable — index illiberal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
inhospitable — [adj] unfriendly brusque, cold, cool, hostile, rude, short, uncongenial, unfavorable, ungenerous, unkind, unreceptive, unsociable, unwelcoming; concept 401 Ant. friendly, generous, hospitable, kind … New thesaurus
inhospitable — adj. p. us. inhospitalario … Diccionario de la lengua española
inhospitable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of an environment) harsh and difficult to live in. 2) unwelcoming. DERIVATIVES inhospitableness noun inhospitably adverb inhospitality noun … English terms dictionary
inhospitable — adj. 1) inhospitable to 2) inhospitable to + inf. (it is inhospitable to turn a stranger away) * * * [ˌɪnhɒ spɪtəb(ə)l] inhospitable to inhospitable to + inf. (it is inhospitable to turn a stranger away) … Combinatory dictionary
inhospitable — in|hos|pi|ta|ble [ˌınhɔˈspıtəbəl US ha: ] adj 1.) an inhospitable place is difficult to live or stay in because the weather conditions are unpleasant or there is no shelter ▪ an inhospitable climate ▪ He trekked across some of the most… … Dictionary of contemporary English
inhospitable — [[t]ɪ̱nhɒspɪ̱təb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n An inhospitable place is unpleasant to live in. ...the earth s most inhospitable regions. ...the island s inhospitable climate. Ant: hospitable 2) ADJ GRADED If someone is inhospitable, they do… … English dictionary