noun Date: circa 1576 the quality or state of being inhospitable

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  • 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

  • inhospitality — index ostracism Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inhospitality — [in΄häs pi tal′ə tē] n. lack of hospitality; inhospitable treatment …   English World dictionary

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

  • inhospitality — /in hos pi tal i tee, in hos /, n. lack of hospitality; inhospitable attitude toward or treatment of visitors, guests, etc. [1560 70; < L inhospitalitas. See IN 3, HOSPITALITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • inhospitality — noun Lack of hospitality …   Wiktionary

  • inhospitality — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. unfriendliness, coldness, ungraciousness, unsociability; see rudeness . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Lack of cordiality and hospitableness: inhospitableness, ungraciousness, unreceptiveness, unwelcome, unwelcomeness. See… …   English dictionary for students

  • inhospitality — in·hos·pi·tal·i·ty || ‚ɪnhÉ‘spɪ tælÉ™tɪ / hÉ’s n. lack of hospitality, lack of kindness toward guests …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inhospitality — n. Want of hospitality …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • inhospitality — n inhospitableness, unfriendliness, coolness, coldness, aloofness, unsocialism, unsociability, unsociableness, antisociality; hostility, inimicalness, inimicality; ill disposedness, unreceptiveness, close mindedness, narrow mindedness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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