inhospitality


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in·hos·pi·tal·i·ty

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

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

noun
Lack of cordiality and hospitableness:
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Translations

inhospitality

[ˈɪnˌhɒspɪˈtælɪtɪ] Nfalta f de hospitalidad, inhospitalidad f
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inhospitality

nUngastlichkeit f, → mangelnde Gastfreundschaft; (of climate)Unwirtlichkeit f
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References in classic literature ?
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.
You will pardon my apparent inhospitality. I shall ask you, sir, to kindly forget this visit and to keep away from here for the present.
'Wretched inmates!' I ejaculated, mentally, 'you deserve perpetual isolation from your species for your churlish inhospitality. At least, I would not keep my doors barred in the day-time.
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.
They all preserve, however, the common characteristics of barrenness, inhospitality, and misery.
The Gaucho is invariably most obliging, polite, and hospitable: I did not meet with even one instance of rudeness or inhospitality. He is modest, both respecting himself and country, but at the same time a spirited, bold fellow.
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.
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.
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.
And he is hoping to cause a bit of a domestic inhospitality and engineer his first win as Boro boss.
The violent stance taken by James and John against Samaritan inhospitality is a natural human reaction.