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 (ĭn-hŏs′pĭ-tə-bəl, ĭn′hŏ-spĭt′ə-bəl)
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inhospitableness - the environmental condition in a region that lacks a favorable climate or terrain for life or growth
environmental condition - the state of the environment
2.inhospitableness - having an unfriendly and inhospitable disposition
unfriendliness - an unfriendly disposition
hospitableness - having a disposition that welcomes guests and is fond of entertaining


Lack of cordiality and hospitableness:
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According to Laurenti Magesa, one of witchcraft's main functions is to warn the individual that he should care for those around him: "Witchcraft is, in essence, a personal failure to keep destructive emotions in rein [...] witchcraft constantly warns individuals, through the community, against meanness, inhospitableness, rudeness, sullenness, disloyalty, false or reckless speech, and disrespect towards elders" (qtd.
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