- not hospitable; not offering hospitality
- not offering protection, shelter, etc.; barren; forbidding: an inhospitable climate
Origin of inhospitableMedieval Latin inhospitabilis
- Displaying no hospitality; unfriendly.
- Unfavorable to life or growth; hostile: the barren, inhospitable desert.
(comparative more inhospitable, superlative most inhospitable)
From Middle French inhospitable, from Medieval Latin inhospitabilis