It was an inhospitable way to treat a guest – especially one who had volunteered so much help.
Probably among the poorest peasantry in the world, support existence in this inhospitable region.
In the end of the 9th century Iceland was colonized from Norway; and about 985 the intrepid viking, Eric the Red, discovered Greenland, and induced some of his Icelandic countrymen to settle on its inhospitable shores.
Anti-Lebanon is the barest and most inhospitable part of the system.
Solinus speaks of the luxurious pastures, but the natives he terms an inhospitable and warlike nation.