inhospitableness

inhospitable

[in-hos-pi-tuh-buhl, in-ho-spit-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
not inclined to, or characterized by, hospitality, as persons or actions; unfriendly.
2.
(of a region, climate, etc.) not offering shelter, favorable conditions, etc.; barren: an inhospitable rocky coast.

Origin:
1560–70; < Middle French < Medieval Latin inhospitābilis. See in-3, hospitable

inhospitableness, noun
inhospitably, adverb
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inhospitable (ɪnˈhɒspɪtəbəl, ˌɪnhɒˈspɪt-)
 
adj
1.  not hospitable; unfriendly
2.  (of a region, an environment, etc) lacking a favourable climate, terrain, etc
 
in'hospitableness
 
n
 
in'hospitably
 
adv

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inhospitable
1570, from M.Fr. inhospitable (15c.), from M.L. inhospitabilis (equivalent of L. inhospitalis), from in- "not" + M.L. hospitabilis (see hospitable).
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