What does inhospitable mean?

Definitions for inhospitableɪnˈhɒs pɪ tə bəl, ˌɪn hɒˈspɪt ə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inhospitable(adj)

    unfavorable to life or growth

    "the barren inhospitable desert"; "inhospitable mountain areas"

  2. inhospitable(adj)

    not hospitable

    "they are extremely inhospitable these days"; "her greeting was cold and inhospitable"


  1. inhospitable(Adjective)

    Not inclined to hospitality; unfriendly,

  2. inhospitable(Adjective)

    Not offering shelter; barren or forbidding.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inhospitable(adj)

    not hospitable; not disposed to show hospitality to strangers or guests; as, an inhospitable person or people

  2. Inhospitable(adj)

    affording no shelter or sustenance; barren; desert; bleak; cheerless; wild

  3. Origin: [Pref. in- not + hospitable: cf. L. inhospitalis.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inhospitable

    in-hos′pit-a-bl, adj. affording no kindness to strangers.—ns. Inhos′pitableness, Inhospital′ity, want of hospitality or courtesy to strangers.—adv. Inhos′pitably.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inhospitable in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inhospitable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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