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inhospitality

[in-hos-pi-tal-i-tee, in-hos-]
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noun
  1. lack of hospitality; inhospitable attitude toward or treatment of visitors, guests, etc.

Origin of inhospitality

From the Latin word inhospitālitās, dating back to 1560–70. See in-3, hospitality
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Examples from the Web for inhospitality

Historical Examples

  • Yet he censures the Egyptian meanness and inhospitality to strangers.

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  • Such a thing as inhospitality could not be imagined by Helen Morrell.

  • You have no right, sir, to be the patron and remunerator of inhospitality.

  • “Oh, I hope so,” said Renata fervently, and then 219 blushed at her own inhospitality.

  • He was, as I have said, a King to visit, with nothing of Spanish inhospitality about him.


British Dictionary definitions for inhospitality

inhospitality

noun
  1. the state or attitude of being inhospitable or unwelcoming
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