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 ?
If not specially observed, it was observable that while a Frayser who was not the proud possessor of a sumptuous copy of the ancestral "poetical works" (printed at the family expense, and long ago withdrawn from an inhospitable market) was a rare Frayser indeed, there was an illogical indisposition to honor the great deceased in the person of his spiritual successor.
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.
he asked, eyeing me in a manner that I could ill endure, after this inhospitable treatment.
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 northeast wind blew keenly across the naked waste, and they were fain to decamp from their inhospitable bivouac before the dawn.
He had traced through cold and heat, across the deeps of the oceans, with instruments of his own invention, over the inhospitable heart of the polar ice and the sterile visage of the deserts, league by league, patiently, unweariedly, remorselessly, from their ever-shifting cradle under the magnetic pole to their exalted death-bed in the utmost ether of the upper atmosphere each one of the Isoconical Tellurions Lavalle's Curves, as we call them today.
Without recalling all the hardships we have suffered for the last two years--the destruction, first of one of our ships, then of the other; the death of some of our bravest and best companions; the vain battles we have been fighting with the ice and snow, and boundless desolation of these inhospitable regions--without dwelling on these things, it is my duty to remind you that this, the last place in which we have taken refuge, is far beyond the track of any previous expedition, and that consequently our chance of being discovered by any rescuing parties that may be sent to look after us is, to say the least of it, a chance of the most uncertain kind.
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.
We kept close to the Fuegian shore, but the outline of the rugged, inhospitable Statenland was visible amidst the clouds.
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.
Nevertheless, it might appear inhospitable --and contrary to old Catherine's express wishes--if Madame Olenska were allowed to arrive without any of the family being at the station to receive her.
Vincent de Paul was the founder, and, at twenty, he quitted his country for the inhospitable shores of Africa.