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inhospitable

[in-hos-pi-tuh-buh l, in-ho-spit-uh-buh l] /ɪnˈhɒs pɪ tə bəl, ˌɪn hɒˈspɪt ə bəl/
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
1560-1570
1560-70; < Middle French < Medieval Latin inhospitābilis. See in-3, hospitable
Related forms
inhospitableness, noun
inhospitably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for inhospitableness

inhospitable

/ɪnˈhɒspɪtəbəl; ˌɪnhɒˈspɪt-/
adjective
1.
not hospitable; unfriendly
2.
(of a region, an environment, etc) lacking a favourable climate, terrain, etc
Derived Forms
inhospitableness, noun
inhospitably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inhospitableness

inhospitable

adj.

1560s, from Middle French inhospitable (15c.), from Medieval Latin inhospitabilis (equivalent of Latin inhospitalis), from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + Medieval Latin hospitabilis (see hospitable).

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