V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. welcoming and kind to guests; 2. pleasant and favorable; 3. open-minded and receptive

Synonyms: welcoming, accommodating, cordial, generous, open, accessible, receptive

Antonyms: inhospitable, hostile

Tips: Hospitable comes from the Latin word hospes, "guest," which is also the root of the words hostel and hospital. If you are hospitable, you are very attentive and accommodating to your guests' needs and you are usually hosting them at your house (like a hostel).

Usage Examples:

They are a very hospitable family, often hosting exchange students and friends in their home. (welcoming, cordial)

Many plants grow in the region's hospitable climate. (favorable, receptive)

They were very hospitable: they let us stay with them for three nights, provided a tour of the city, and served a big breakfast every morning. (welcoming, accommodating, generous)

Everyone I know who has traveled to Australia has found the people to be very hospitable toward Americans. (open, cordial)

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