inhospitable


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Related to inhospitable: capacious, laudatory, obstreperous, perspicuous
See: illiberal
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The Kutch area on India's western flank in Gujarat is one of the most inhospitable terrains for security forces in the country as the marshy land and salty water in the area makes human survival difficult.
It is also a projection of the fact that the IAF is capable of operating in such inhospitable terrain in support of the Indian Army.
He travels this burnt, inhospitable landscape, bringing alive the story of Stuart and his men.
Make prisons horrible places and it just might put some people off the idea of turning to crime The Government can find the money and change the law to make sure prisoners have a jolly old time in prison along with having priority medical treatment and their human rights recognised; but they don't give a fig about those who are prepared to die for their country fighting wars in the most inhospitable conditions and poorly equipped
It was marked by groynes every 20 metres or so and was a fairly inhospitable pebble beach.
The group visited one of the world's most inhospitable environments in the jungles of Borneo in South East Asia where they were taught to fend for themselves.
When I saw how they had adapted to that inhospitable environment, I was reminded of Charles Darwin's comment: "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one that adapts to change.
Ethiopia has been in contact with the kidnappers of a European tour group including four Britons that disappeared last week in one of the world's hottest and most inhospitable regions.
Featuring miles of ice fields, glaciers as large as a ten-story building, vast snow fields, lethal blizzards, desert-dry soil, and bone-chilling cold, the Arctic is one of the most inhospitable places on Earth.
Most all tri-state commuters have at one point experienced the bridge-and-tunnel crawl to 'the other side of the river,' where they are met by an inhospitable set of highways that crisscross industrial eyesores.
Conservationists say intense hotel development has made the beaches an increasingly inhospitable place for endangered Caribbean sea turtles to lay their eggs.
I'd rather hear the locals' stories anyway, but something more than evangelizing glamour surely drove some of these gals into this inhospitable corner of the world.