One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.
friendliness, hospitableness, welcome, warm reception, helpfulness, neighbourliness, warmth, warm-heartedness, kindness, kind-heartedness, congeniality, geniality, sociability, conviviality, cordiality, amicability, amenability, generosity, liberality, bountifulness, open-handednessView synonyms
- ‘The generosity and hospitality to people of every nation was greatly appreciated.’
- ‘On a day's journey off the beaten track one might meet very few people, but their hospitality was spontaneous and generous.’
- ‘You share abundance and hospitality with friends and family.’
- ‘They were high in their praise of the Management of the Centre for the generous hospitality shown to them during their visit.’
- ‘Egyptians are very friendly people, and even the poorest person will show hospitality to a stranger.’
- ‘Still I was a little bit worried that I had been reckless to accept hospitality from a complete stranger.’
- ‘His generosity and hospitality will be forever remembered by his neighbors and the many friends he made over the years.’
- ‘The committee would like to thank Tommy Bohan once again for his generous sponsorship and hospitality.’
- ‘On the ground she was fêted with lavish hospitality by friends waiting at every far-flung airfield to whisk her off to a celebratory feast.’
- ‘The majority of the cabin crew and restaurant staff are from Goa, a place renowned for its friendliness and hospitality.’
- ‘They also promise a commitment ‘to hospitality which makes our guests feel like kings’.’
- ‘A party of French rugby players have been enjoying Leigh's generous hospitality on their Easter tour.’
- ‘The fundamental test of justice is one of hospitality to the stranger.’
- ‘Even in an age of mass tourism, many Cypriots still regard visitors as honoured guests and offer hospitality to total strangers.’
- ‘Both were spellbound by the courtesy, hospitality, helpfulness and friendliness of the African people.’
- ‘China's hospitality accorded to guests, foreign and local, is legendary.’
- ‘As an Irishman, I wonder whether our reputation for friendliness and hospitality can survive the way we treat tourists.’
- ‘Bishop Ward, who was bishop of Salisbury in the late 17th century, had a reputation for hospitality towards his guests.’
- ‘You extend love, care and hospitality to family, friends and loved ones.’
- ‘Generous hospitality was given to the Bury representatives both by the Regional Council of Limousin and by the town in Tulle.’
Relating to or denoting the business of housing or entertaining visitors.‘the hospitality industry’
Late Middle English: from Old French hospitalite, from Latin hospitalitas, from hospitalis ‘hospitable’ (see hospital).
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