1. not inclined to, or characterized by, hospitality, as persons or actions; unfriendly.
  2. (of a region, climate, etc.) not offering shelter, favorable conditions, etc.; barren: an inhospitable rocky coast.


  1. not hospitable; unfriendly
  2. (of a region, an environment, etc) lacking a favourable climate, terrain, etc

1560s, from Middle French inhospitable (15c.), from Medieval Latin inhospitabilis (equivalent of Latin inhospitalis), from in- “not” (see in- (1)) + Medieval Latin hospitabilis (see hospitable).

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