Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Lack of hospitality or friendliness.

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  • n. Lack of hospitality.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being inhospitable; inhospitableness; lack of hospitality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Inhospitableness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. unkind and inconsiderate welcome

Etymologies

From the Latin hospitalis, "of a guest", from hospita, "guest", + Latin prefix in-, "not". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “For that, sir,” replied Craigengelt, “I am desired to refer you to what, in duty to my friend, I am to term your inhospitality in excluding him from your house, without reasons assigned.”

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • He swallowed this rough inhospitality, which is the hemlock that poisons country faith.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 2, January, 1896

  • "For that, sir," replied Craigengelt, "I am desired to refer you to what, in duty to my friend, I am to term your inhospitality in excluding him from your house, without reasons assigned."

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • Instead, they usually seek to attribute it to simply being "inhospitality," albeit of a violent nature.

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  • [121] While Sodom certainly manifested "inhospitality," it is the specific expression of it which is the issue.

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  • The assertion is often made that the story of Sodom and Gomorrah is primarily about homosexuality (as opposed to gang rape or inhospitality which is what the story actually refers to).

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  • Instead, they seek to attribute it to simply being "inhospitality," albeit of a violent nature.

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  • [98] While Sodom certainly manifested "inhospitality," it is the specific expression of it which is the issue.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • [64] While Sodom certainly manifested "inhospitality," it is the specific expression of it which is the issue.

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  • [85] While Sodom certainly manifested "inhospitality," it is the specific expression of it which is the issue.

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