Variant of hospitable
- friendly, kind, and solicitous toward guests
- prompted by or associated with friendliness and solicitude toward guests: a hospitable act
- favoring the health, growth, comfort, etc. of new arrivals; not adverse: a hospitable climate
- receptive or open, as to new ideas
Origin: MFr from Midieval Latin hospitabilis from hospitare, to receive as a guest from hospes: see hospice
- hospitably adverb
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