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  • 1 Unkind — Un*kind , a. 1. Not kind; contrary to nature, or the law of kind or kindred; unnatural. [Obs.] Such unkind abominations. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Wanting in kindness, sympathy, benevolence, gratitude, or the like; cruel; harsh; unjust;… …

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  • 2 unkind — [unkīnd′] adj. not kind; specif., a) not sympathetic to or considerate of others b) harsh, severe, cruel, rigorous, etc. unkindness n …

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  • 3 Unkind — Un*kind , a. [See {Kin} kindred.] Having no race or kindred; childless. [Obs. & R.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 unkind — index caustic, cold blooded, cruel, harsh, invidious, malevolent, mordacious, pernicious, ruthless …

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  • 5 unkind — early 13c. (implied in unkindly), strange, foreign, unnatural, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + KIND (Cf. kind) (adj.). Meaning lacking in kindness is recorded from mid 14c …

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  • 6 unkind — [adj] not nice barbarous, brutal, coldblooded, coldhearted, cruel, hard hearted, harsh, hateful, heartless, inconsiderate, inhuman, inhumane, insensitive, malevolent, malicious, malignant, mean, nasty, sadistic, savage, spiteful, thoughtless,… …

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  • 7 unkind — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ inconsiderate and harsh. DERIVATIVES unkindly adverb unkindness noun …

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  • 8 unkind — [[t]ʌnka͟ɪnd[/t]] unkinder, unkindest 1) ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to n, it v link ADJ to inf If someone is unkind, they behave in an unpleasant, unfriendly, or slightly cruel way. You can also describe someone s words or actions as unkind. All last… …

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  • 9 unkind — adj. 1) unkind of 2) unkind to 3) unkind to + inf. (it was unkind of him to say that) * * * [ˌʌn kaɪnd] unkind of unkind to unkind to + inf. (it was unkind of him to say that) …

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  • 10 Unkind — Infobox Album | Name = Unkind Type = EP Artist = Acumen Nation Released = 1997 September 2 Recorded = Genre = Industrial rock Length = 38:32 Label = Conscience Records Producer = Reviews = Last album = Territory=Universe (1996) This album =… …

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  • 11 unkind */ — UK [ʌnˈkaɪnd] / US adjective Word forms unkind : adjective unkind comparative unkinder superlative unkindest unfriendly, insulting, or cruel an unkind remark unkind to: You re being very unkind to your sister. Derived words: unkindly adverb… …

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  • 12 unkind — un|kind [ˌʌnˈkaınd] adj nasty, unpleasant, or cruel ▪ A lot of unkind things were said. unkind to ▪ Her husband is very unkind to her. >unkindly adv >unkindness n [U] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ WORD FOCUS: unkind similar words: nasty, cruel, mean,… …

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  • 13 unkind — un|kind [ ʌn kaınd ] adjective * unfriendly, insulting, or cruel: an unkind remark unkind to: You re being very unkind to your sister. ╾ un|kind|ly adverb ╾ un|kind|ness noun uncount …

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  • 14 unkind — adjective nasty, unpleasant, or cruel: an unkind remark (+ to): Her husband is very unkind to her. unkindly adverb unkindness noun (U) …

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  • 15 unkind — adjective 1) everyone was being unkind to him Syn: unpleasant, disagreeable, nasty, mean, cruel, vicious, spiteful, malicious, callous, unsympathetic; informal bitchy 2) unkind weather Syn …

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  • 16 unkind*/ — [ʌnˈkaɪnd] adj unfriendly, insulting, or cruel an unkind remark[/ex] You re being very unkind to your sister.[/ex] unkindly adv unkindness noun [U] …

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  • 17 unkind — adjective Date: 13th century 1. not pleasing or mild ; inclement < an unkind climate > 2. lacking in kindness or sympathy ; harsh, cruel • unkindness noun …

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  • 18 unkind — adj. Unkind is used with these nouns: ↑word …

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  • 19 unkind — adjective everyone was being rude and unkind to him Syn: uncharitable, unpleasant, disagreeable, nasty, mean, mean spirited, cruel, vindictive, vicious, spiteful, malicious, callous, unsympathetic, unfeeling, uncaring, unsparing, hurtful, ill… …

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  • 20 unkind — unkindness, n. /un kuynd /, adj., unkinder, unkindest. lacking in kindness or mercy; severe. [1200 50; ME; see UN 1, KIND1] * * * …

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