In*hos"pi*ta*ble (?), a. [Pref. in- not + hospitable: cf. L. inhospitalis.]

1.

Not hospitable; not disposed to show hospitality to strangers or guests; as, an inhospitable person or people.

Have you no touch of pity, that the poor Stand starved at your inhospitable door? Cowper.

2.

Affording no shelter or sustenance; barren; desert; bleak; cheerless; wild.

"Inhospitable wastes."

Blair.

-- In*hos"pi*ta*ble*mess, n. -- In*hos"pi*ta*bly, adv.

 

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