Definition of inhospitable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌɪnhɒˈspɪtəbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnhɑːˈspɪtəbl//
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  1. 1(of a place) difficult to stay or live in, especially because there is no shelter from the weather synonym unwelcoming inhospitable terrain an inhospitable climate
  2. 2(of people) not giving a friendly or polite welcome to guests
  3. opposite hospitable
    Word Originlate 16th cent.: French, from in- ‘not’ + hospitable (from obsolete hospiter ‘receive a guest’, from medieval Latin hospitare ‘entertain’, from hospes, hospit- ‘host, guest’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: inhospitable