HyperDic: inhospitable

English > 2 senses of the word inhospitable:
ADJECTIVEallinhospitableunfavorable to life or growth
allinhospitablenot hospitable
inhospitable > pronunciation
Soundsihnhhaaspih'tahbahl; ihnhhaa'spahtahbahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > inhospitable: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningunfavorable to life or growth.
Examples
  • "the barren inhospitable desert"
  • "inhospitable mountain areas"
Narrowerbare, barren, bleak, desolate, starkProviding no shelter or sustenance
godforsaken, waste, wildLocated in a dismal or remote area
hostile, uncongenial, unfriendlyVery unfavorable to life or growth
water-washedwashed or swept with water especially waves of the sea
windsweptopen to or swept by wind
OppositehospitableFavorable to life and growth
Spanishinhospitalario, inhóspito
Nounsinhospitablenessthe environmental condition in a region that lacks a favorable climate or terrain for life or growth
English > inhospitable: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot hospitable.
Examples
  • "they are extremely inhospitable these days"
  • "her greeting was cold and inhospitable"
See alsounfriendlynot disposed to friendship or friendliness
Oppositehospitabledisposed to treat guests / guests and strangers with cordiality and generosity / generosity
Spanishinhospitalario, inhóspito, poco acogedor, poco amable
Nounsinhospitablenesshaving an unfriendly and inhospitable disposition
inhospitalityunkind and inconsiderate welcome
Adverbsinhospitablyin an inhospitable manner

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