inhospitable


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Related to inhospitable: capacious, laudatory, obstreperous, perspicuous

in·hos·pi·ta·ble

 (ĭn-hŏs′pĭ-tə-bəl, ĭn′hŏ-spĭt′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Displaying no hospitality; unfriendly.
2. Unfavorable to life or growth; hostile: the barren, inhospitable desert.

in·hos′pi·ta·ble·ness n.
in·hos′pi·ta·bly adv.

inhospitable

(ɪnˈhɒspɪtəbəl; ˌɪnhɒˈspɪt-)
adj
1. not hospitable; unfriendly
2. (of a region, an environment, etc) lacking a favourable climate, terrain, etc
inˈhospitableness n
inˈhospitably adv

in•hos•pi•ta•ble

(ɪnˈhɒs 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.
[1560–70; < Middle French < Medieval Latin]
in•hos′pi•ta•ble•ness, n.
in•hos′pi•ta•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inhospitable - unfavorable to life or growth; "the barren inhospitable desert"; "inhospitable mountain areas"
hospitable - favorable to life and growth; "soil sufficiently hospitable for forest growth"; "a hospitable environment"
2.inhospitable - not hospitable; "they are extremely inhospitable these days"; "her greeting was cold and inhospitable"
unfriendly - not disposed to friendship or friendliness; "an unfriendly coldness of manner"; "an unfriendly action to take"
hospitable - disposed to treat guests and strangers with cordiality and generosity; "a good-natured and hospitable man"; "a hospitable act"; "hospitable invitations"

inhospitable

adjective
1. bleak, empty, bare, hostile, lonely, forbidding, barren, sterile, desolate, unfavourable, uninhabitable, godforsaken the earth's most inhospitable regions
2. unfriendly, unwelcoming, uncongenial, cool, unkind, xenophobic, ungenerous, unsociable, unreceptive He believed the province to be inhabited by a mean, inhospitable people.
unfriendly welcoming, friendly, amicable, generous, gracious, sociable, genial, hospitable

inhospitable

adjective
So disagreeable as to discourage approach:
Translations
غَيْر مِضْياف، فاتِر
nepohostinný
ugæstfi
nem vendégszerető
ógestrisinn
nesvetingas
neviesmīlīgs
nepohostinný
konuk sevmez

inhospitable

[ˌɪnhɒsˈpɪtəbl] ADJ [person] → inhospitalario, poco hospitalario; [reception, behaviour] → poco hospitalario; [place, country, terrain, climate] → inhóspito

inhospitable

[ˌɪnhɒˈspɪtəbəl ɪnˈhɒspɪtəbəl] adj
[person] → inhospitalier/ière
[place, terrain] → inhospitalier/ière; [conditions, weather] → inhospitalier/ièrein-house [ˌɪnˈhaʊs]
adj [training] → en interne; [magazine] → d'entreprise; [system] → interne
the BBC's in-house magazine, Ariel → Ariel, le magazine d'entreprise de la BBC
adv [train, produce] → en interne

inhospitable

adjungastlich; climate, terrain, regionunwirtlich

inhospitable

[ˌɪnhɒsˈpɪtəbl] adjinospitale

inhospitable

(inhəˈspitəbl) adjective
not welcoming guests; not friendly towards strangers. She could not refuse to invite them in without seeming inhospitable.
References in classic literature ?
The maiden lady herself, sternly inhospitable in her first purposes, soon began to feel that the door ought to be shoved back, and the rusty key be turned in the reluctant lock.
If two strangers crossing the Pine Barrens in New York State, or the equally desolate Salisbury Plain in England; if casually encountering each other in such inhospitable wilds, these twain, for the life of them, cannot well avoid a mutual salutation; and stopping for a moment to interchange the news; and, perhaps, sitting down for a while and resting in concert: then, how much more natural that upon the illimitable Pine Barrens and Salisbury Plains of the sea, two whaling vessels descrying each other at the ends of the earth --off lone Fanning's Island, or the far away King's Mills; how much more natural, I say, that under such circumstances these ships should not only interchange hails, but come into still closer, more friendly and sociable contact.
Rather an inhospitable question to put to a visitor; but since you ask it, I answer simply to have a little talk with you; I got tired of my mute books and empty rooms.
he asked, eyeing me in a manner that I could ill endure, after this inhospitable treatment.
There was an inhospitable smell in the room, of cold soot and hot dust; and, as I looked up into the corners of the tester over my head, I thought what a number of blue-bottle flies from the butchers', and earwigs from the market, and grubs from the country, must be holding on up there, lying by for next summer.
Incensed at this preparation on the hermit's part for making good his inhospitable purpose, the knight struck the door so furiously with his foot, that posts as well as staples shook with violence.
It was an unhappy Korak who wandered aimlessly through the jungle the day following his inhospitable reception by the great apes.
If not, and if the inhabitants prove as inhospitable as Polyphemus, or the Laestrygons, then there will but half of us perish, and the remainder may set sail and escape.
In a recent work, we have had to speak of this tribe of Indians from the experience of other traders who had casually been among them, and who represented them as selfish, inhospitable, exorbitant in their dealings, and much addicted to thieving; Captain Bonneville, on the contrary, who resided much among them, and had repeated opportunities of ascertaining their real character, invariably speaks of them as kind and hospitable, scrupulously honest, and remarkable, above all other Indians that he had met with, for a strong feeling of religion.
Wild horses would not drag from me the name of a certain river in the north whose narrow estuary is inhospitable and dangerous, and whose docks are like a nightmare of dreariness and misery.
The naked wretch who shivers beneath the bleak skies, and starves among the inhospitable wilds of Tierra-del-Fuego, might indeed be made happier by civilization, for it would alleviate his physical wants.
That palace, which had been so inhospitable a residence for the unhappy daughter of Henry IV.