Definitions for inhospitableɪnˈhɒs pɪ tə bəl, ˌɪn hɒˈspɪt ə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•hos•pi•ta•bleɪnˈhɒs pɪ tə bəl, ˌɪn hɒˈspɪt ə-(adj.)

  1. not hospitable; unfriendly.

  2. (of a region, climate, etc.) not offering shelter, favorable conditions, etc.; barren:

    an inhospitable rocky coast.

Origin of inhospitable:

1560–70; < MF < ML


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

Translations for inhospitable

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


not welcoming guests; not friendly towards strangers

She could not refuse to invite them in without seeming inhospitable.

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