inhospitable inhospitable  /ɪn ˈhɑ spə tə bəl/


  1. (adj) unfavorable to life or growth
  2. (adj) not hospitable


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  1. His pas de deux with the world's most inhospitable wildernesses have always been about measuring his own might, skill and especially will.
  2. It seems only fitting that hostilities between India and Pakistan should break out in the most inhospitable of settings.
  3. The humvee bed was cold and hard, an inhospitable place to awaken.


  • Viewpoints: Unions are key on struggle for LGBT equality

    Call it the parting of the blue curtain. In just the past two decades, labor unions have gone from inhospitable places for lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender people to welcoming spaces. They've gone from institutional bystanders in most major fights over gay rights to outspoken advocates.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Sacramento Bee


  1. Hayden described "the sheer challenge of surveying every square mile of that inhospitable and dangerous region", and said "part of the explanation for his survival lies in the fact that he has worked to avoid detection".
    on Nov 13, 2008 By: Michael Hayden Source: Ninemsn

  2. "Very clearly there are places in Iraq ...... which are increasingly inhospitable to al-Qaida in Iraq, and so it's clear to us that they are seeking other opportunities," especially along the Tigris River in northern Iraq, around the city of...
    on Dec 7, 2007 By: Carter Ham Source: FOXNews

  3. "We don't expect that a large incursion is taking place, as it's a remote and inhospitable region," Zebari told AFP. "The area wouldn't sustain a large number of troops."
    on Feb 22, 2008 By: Hoshyar Zebari Source: Independent Online

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