Definitions for inhospitableɪnˈhɒs pɪ tə bəl, ˌɪn hɒˈspɪt ə-

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word inhospitable

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.]

Images & Illustrations of inhospitable

Translations for inhospitable

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for inhospitable »


Find a translation for the inhospitable definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these inhospitable definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"inhospitable." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 25 Nov. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for inhospitable? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for inhospitable:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.