inhospitable

Inhospitable places aren't easy or comfortable to live in, and inhospitable people can be downright unfriendly — even hostile. A hotel is particularly inhospitable if it's got uncomfortable beds and grouchy desk clerks.

Northern Minnesota is inhospitable in January, and many parts of India are inhospitable in the summertime — they are harsh, difficult places for most people. You're inhospitable to a visitor in your home if you don't offer a drink or ask if they want to sit, or in other ways try to make them comfortable. To be hospitable is to be friendly or pleasant, and when you add the "not" prefix in-, you get inhospitable.

Definitions of inhospitable
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adj not hospitable

“they are extremely inhospitable these days”
“her greeting was cold and inhospitable
Synonyms:
unfriendly
not disposed to friendship or friendliness
Antonyms:
hospitable
disposed to treat guests and strangers with cordiality and generosity
friendly
characteristic of or befitting a friend
welcoming
very cordial
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adj unfavorable to life or growth

“the barren inhospitable desert”
inhospitable mountain areas”
Synonyms:
bare, barren, bleak, desolate, stark
providing no shelter or sustenance
godforsaken, waste, wild
located in a dismal or remote area; desolate
hostile, uncongenial, unfriendly
very unfavorable to life or growth
water-washed
washed or swept with water especially waves of the sea
windswept
open to or swept by wind
Antonyms:
hospitable
favorable to life and growth
genial, kind
agreeable, conducive to comfort
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