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English definition of “hospitable”


adjective     /hɒsˈpɪt.ə.bl̩/ US  /hɑːˈspɪt̬-/
C1 friendly and welcoming to guests and visitors: The villagers were very hospitable to/towards anyone who passed through. → Opposite inhospitableFriendly providing good conditions for living or growing: It's difficult to think of a less hospitable environment than the surface of the Moon.Fertile or infertile land hospitably     /-bli/ adverb Friendly
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