Hospitable



[hos-pi-tuh-buh l, ho-spit-uh-buh l] /ˈhɒs pɪ tə bəl, hɒˈspɪt ə bəl/

adjective
1.
receiving or treating guests or strangers warmly and generously:
a hospitable family.
2.
characterized by or betokening warmth and generosity toward guests or strangers:
a hospitable smile.
3.
favorably receptive or open (usually followed by to):
to be hospitable to new ideas; a climate hospitable to the raising of corn.
/ˈhɒspɪtəbəl; hɒˈspɪt-/
adjective
1.
welcoming to guests or strangers
2.
fond of entertaining
3.
receptive: hospitable to new ideas
adj.

1560s, from Middle French hospitable, from Latin hospitari “be a guest,” from hospes (genitive hospitis) “guest” (see host (n.1)). Related: Hospitably.

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