hospitableness

hospitable

[hos-pi-tuh-buhl, ho-spit-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
receiving or treating guests or strangers warmly and generously: a hospitable family.
2.
characterized by or betokening warmth and generosity toward guests or strangers: a hospitable smile.
3.
favorably receptive or open (usually followed by to ): to be hospitable to new ideas; a climate hospitable to the raising of corn.

Origin:
1560–70; < Latin hospitā(re) to receive as guest (compare Latin hospitārī to be a guest; see hospitium) + -ble

hospitableness, noun
hospitably, adverb
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hospitable (ˈhɒspɪtəbəl, hɒˈspɪt-)
 
adj
1.  welcoming to guests or strangers
2.  fond of entertaining
3.  receptive: hospitable to new ideas
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin hospitāre to receive as a guest, from Latin hospes guest, host1]
 
'hospitableness
 
n
 
'hospitably
 
adv

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hospitable
1570, from M.Fr. hospitable, from L. hospitari "be a guest," from hospes (gen. hospitis) "guest" (see host (1)).
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