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hospitable

hos·pi·ta·ble

hospitable

 
pronunciation:
ha spih t bl [or] ha spI t bl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: friendly, warm, and generous, esp. in welcoming, feeding, and lodging guests.
They were a poor but hospitable people, always ready to share their food when hungry travelers passed through the village.
antonyms:
inhospitable
definition 2: open and receptive (usu. fol. by to).
The elders in the community were not hospitable to new ideas.
definition 3: pleasant, healthful, or otherwise agreeable or advantageous.
hospitable surroundings
antonyms:
inhospitable
derivations: hospitably (adv.), hospitableness (n.)
Word Parts
The word hospitable contains the following part:
hosp, host1 Latin root that means host, guest