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From harbour +‎ -some.


harboursome (comparative more harboursome, superlative most harboursome)

  1. Given to hospitality; hospitable.
    • 1882, Walter Baxendale, The preacher's commentary on the book of Ruth:
      That it is a praiseworthy matter to be harboursome to strangers.
  2. Tending to harbour (feelings, etc.); harbouring; protective.
    • 2001, Polska Akademia Nauk, International Society for Universalism, Dialogue and universalism:
      Minorities — as a rule — are distrustful, wounded, and harborsome of uncertainty about their tomorrows.