Definition of hospitable in English:


Line breaks: hos¦pit|able
Pronunciation: /hɒˈspɪtəb(ə)l
, ˈhɒspɪt-/




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  • The Museum staff looked after the Chiswick group very generously and hospitably, discussing these painful issues in some detail, providing guided tours during their stay and an interpreter for the afternoon of the event.
  • As Robert Louis Stevenson put it after spending a night under some pine trees in the hills of the Cevennes in southern France: ‘I had been most hospitably received and punctually served in my green caravanserai.’
  • We were very hospitably received by our Hutu neighbors there.


late 16th century: from French, from obsolete hospiter 'receive a guest', from medieval Latin hospitare 'entertain', from hospes, hospit- (see host1).

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