noun see inhospitable

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • inhospitableness — inhospitable ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of an environment) harsh and difficult to live in. 2) unwelcoming. DERIVATIVES inhospitableness noun inhospitably adverb inhospitality noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Inhospitableness — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inhospitableness — See inhospitable. * * * …   Universalium

  • inhospitableness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Lack of cordiality and hospitableness: inhos pitality, ungraciousness, unreceptiveness, unwelcome, unwelcomeness. See LIKE …   English dictionary for students

  • inhospitableness — in·hospitableness …   English syllables

  • inhospitableness — noun 1. the environmental condition in a region that lacks a favorable climate or terrain for life or growth • Derivationally related forms: ↑inhospitable • Hypernyms: ↑environmental condition 2. having an unfriendly and inhospitable disposition… …   Useful english dictionary

  • inhospitable — inhospitableness, n. inhospitably, adv. /in hos pi teuh beuhl, in ho spit euh beuhl/, adj. 1. not inclined to, or characterized by, hospitality, as persons or actions; unfriendly. 2. (of a region, climate, etc.) not offering shelter, favorable… …   Universalium

  • Inhospitality — In*hos pi*tal i*ty, n. [L. inhospitalitas: cf. F. inhospitalit[ e]. See {In } not, and {Hospitality}.] The quality or state of being inhospitable; inhospitableness; lack of hospitality. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inhospitable — adjective Date: circa 1570 1. not showing hospitality ; not friendly or receptive 2. providing no shelter or sustenance < an inhospitable environment > • inhospitableness noun • inhospitably adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inhospitably — See inhospitableness. * * * …   Universalium

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