Inhospitable In*hos"pi*ta*ble, a. [Pref. in- not + hospitable: cf. L. inhospitalis.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not hospitable; not disposed to show hospitality to strangers or guests; as, an inhospitable person or people. [1913 Webster]

Have you no touch of pity, that the poor Stand starved at your inhospitable door? --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

2. Affording no shelter or sustenance; barren; desert; bleak; cheerless; wild. ``Inhospitable wastes.'' --Blair. -- {In*hos"pi*ta*ble*ness}, n. -- {In*hos"pi*ta*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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