inhospitality


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in·hos·pi·tal·i·ty

 (ĭn′hŏs-pĭ-tăl′ĭ-tē)
n.
Lack of hospitality or friendliness.

inhospitality

(ˌɪnhɒspɪˈtælɪtɪ; ɪnˌhɒs-)
n
the state or attitude of being inhospitable or unwelcoming

in•hos•pi•tal•i•ty

(ˌɪn hɒs pɪˈtæl ɪ ti, ɪnˌhɒs-)

n.
lack of hospitality; inhospitable treatment of visitors or guests.
[1560–70; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inhospitality - unkind and inconsiderate welcome; "he was taken aback by such inhospitality"
welcome - a greeting or reception; "the proposal got a warm welcome"
cordial reception, hospitality - kindness in welcoming guests or strangers

inhospitality

noun
Lack of cordiality and hospitableness:
Translations

inhospitality

[ˈɪnˌhɒspɪˈtælɪtɪ] Nfalta f de hospitalidad, inhospitalidad f

inhospitality

nUngastlichkeit f, → mangelnde Gastfreundschaft; (of climate)Unwirtlichkeit f
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If my esteemed neighbor, the State's ambassador, who will devote his days to the settlement of the question of human rights in the Council Chamber, instead of being threatened with the prisons of Carolina, were to sit down the prisoner of Massachusetts, that State which is so anxious to foist the sin of slavery upon her sister--though at present she can discover only an act of inhospitality to be the ground of a quarrel with her--the Legislature would not wholly waive the subject of the following winter.
I ejaculated, mentally, 'you deserve perpetual isolation from your species for your churlish inhospitality.
Dampier came forward in gown and slippers to receive me, giving me the greeting that I wished, and if I had held a thought that it might more fitly have been accorded me at the front door the first look at him dispelled any sense of his inhospitality.
The Gaucho is invariably most obliging, polite, and hospitable: I did not meet with even one instance of rudeness or inhospitality.
If my esteemed neighbor, the State's ambassador, who will devote his days to the settlement of the question of human rights in the Council Chamber, instead of being threatened with the prisons of Carolina, were to sit down the prisoner of Massachusetts, that State which is so anxious to foist the sin of slavery upon her sister -- though at present she can discover only an act of inhospitality to be the ground of a quarrel with her -- the Legislature would not wholly waive the subject the following winter.
To-night I heard Grimsby and Hattersley grumbling together about the inhospitality of their host.
She had been ashamed, before, merely of Billy's inhospitality, and surliness, and unfairness.
And, further, though I regret the apparent inhospitality of my action, my finger is now, as you see, upon the bell, and I venture to wish you all a very good-morning.
They all preserve, however, the common characteristics of barrenness, inhospitality, and misery.
In "The Landlord," for instance, an essay devoted to describing an ideal innkeeper, Thoreau contrasts the generosity of his protagonist with the inhospitality of a "man of genius" (23) who is reminiscent of Emerson.
It responded by developing "a suspicious inhospitality toward the new and the foreign, a tendency to withdraw from what it felt to be a critical world" (Woodward 1993, 201).
The winter blues are over for most though the Reebok Stadium is a constant source of frosty inhospitality and an outfit as fragile as rock-bottom Norwich will not relish the physical battle with Sam Allardyce's rugged scrappers.