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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hospitable mean? 

HOSPITABLE (adjective)
  The adjective HOSPITABLE has 3 senses:

1. favorable to life and growth
2. disposed to treat guests and strangers with cordiality and generosity
3. having an open mind

  Familiarity information: HOSPITABLE used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

HOSPITABLE (adjective)

Sense 1hospitable [BACK TO TOP]


Favorable to life and growth

Context examples:

soil sufficiently hospitable for forest growth / a hospitable environment


genial; kind (agreeable, conducive to comfort)


inhospitable (unfavorable to life or growth)

Sense 2hospitable [BACK TO TOP]


Disposed to treat guests and strangers with cordiality and generosity

Context examples:

a good-natured and hospitable man / a hospitable act / hospitable invitations


welcoming (very cordial)


friendly (characteristic of or befitting a friend)


inhospitable (not hospitable)

Sense 3hospitable [BACK TO TOP]


Having an open mind

Context examples:

hospitable to new ideas / open to suggestions


open; receptive (ready or willing to receive favorably)

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