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English definition of “inhospitable”

inhospitable

adjective uk   /ˌɪn.hɒsˈpɪt.ə.bl̩/ /ˌɪn.hɑːˈspɪt̬-/ us  

inhospitable adjective (PERSON)

not welcoming or generous to people who visit you: I'll have to cook them a meal or they'll think I'm inhospitable.

inhospitable adjective (PLACE)

describes an area that is not suitable for humans to live in: They had to trek for miles through inhospitable countryside.
(Definition of inhospitable from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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