The townspeople were unwelcoming, making little effort to make the newcomer feel welcome.

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  • unwelcoming — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unfriendly or inhospitable …   English terms dictionary

  • unwelcoming — [[t]ʌnwe̱lkəmɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If someone is unwelcoming, or if they behave in an unwelcoming way, they are unfriendly or hostile when you visit or approach them. His manner was cold and unwelcoming... Both women were… …   English dictionary

  • unwelcoming — un|wel|com|ing [ ʌn welkəmıŋ ] adjective 1. ) an unwelcoming place looks uncomfortable, cold, or dark: The New York subway is grim and unwelcoming. 2. ) behaving in an unfriendly way because you are not pleased to see someone: Jed was hostile and …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unwelcoming — UK [ʌnˈwelkəmɪŋ] / US adjective 1) an unwelcoming place looks uncomfortable, cold, or dark The moors to the south of town are grim and unwelcoming. 2) behaving in an unfriendly way because you are not pleased to see someone Rachel was hostile and …   English dictionary

  • unwelcoming — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • unwelcoming — adj. not offering kind greetings, not providing a warm reception …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unwelcoming — adjective inhospitable …   English new terms dictionary

  • unwelcoming — /ʌnˈwɛlkəmɪŋ/ (say un welkuhming) adjective not welcoming …   Australian English dictionary

  • unwelcoming — adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • inhospitable — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unfriendly, unwelcoming. See malevolence. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Unfriendly] Syn. unwelcoming, cold, brusque, ungracious; see aloof , rude 2 , unfriendly 2 . 2. [Not offering protection or… …   English dictionary for students

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