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

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

repellent, undesirable, disagreeable, displeasing, distasteful, exceptionable, ill-favored, inadmissible, lousy, objectionable, obnoxious, rejected, thankless, unacceptable, unasked, uninvited, unpleasant, unpopular, unsought, unwanted

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Historical Examples of inhospitality

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



  • 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


  1. the state or attitude of being inhospitable or unwelcoming
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