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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inhospitable  \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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inhospitable 
  adj  1:  unfavorable  to  life  or  growth;  "the  barren  inhospitable 
  dessert";  "inhospitable  mountain  areas"  [ant:  {hospitable}] 
  2:  not  hospitable;  "they  are  extremely  inhospitable  these 
  days";  "her  greeting  was  cold  and  inhospitable"  [ant:  {hospitable}] 




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