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Definition 1: not disposed to friendship or friendliness - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unfriendly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an unfriendly coldness of manner
  • an unfriendly action to take

(unfriendly is similar to ...) not exhibiting the qualities expected in a friendly neighbor

(unfriendly is similar to ...) sullen or unfriendly in appearance

(unfriendly is similar to ...) lacking warmth of feeling

"a chilly greeting"

(unfriendly is similar to ...) lacking warmth or friendliness

"looked uncordial as we approached"

(means also ...) not inclined to society or companionship

"an unsociable nature...shy and reserved" "generally unsociable except with intimate friends" "unsociable behavior" "an unsociable neighborhood"

(means also ...) characterized by enmity or ill will

"a hostile nation" "a hostile remark" "hostile actions"

(means also ...) not hospitable

"they are extremely inhospitable these days" "her greeting was cold and inhospitable"

(means also ...) psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike

"relations were cool and polite" "a cool reception" "cool to the idea of higher taxes"

(means also ...) not suitable to your tastes or needs

"the uncongenial roommates were always fighting" "the task was uncongenial to one sensitive to rebuffs"

(... are attributes of unfriendly) a friendly disposition

Definition 2: not easy to understand or use - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unfriendly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • user-unfriendly

(unfriendly is used in the usage domain ...) a bound form used only in compounds

"`hemato-' is a combining form in words like `hematology'"

Definition 3: very unfavorable to life or growth - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unfriendly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a hostile climate
  • an uncongenial atmosphere
  • an uncongenial soil
  • the unfriendly environment at high altitudes

Synonyms for unfriendly in the sense of this definition

(unfriendly is similar to ...) unfavorable to life or growth

"the barren inhospitable desert" "inhospitable mountain areas"

Definition 4: not friendly - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unfriendly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an unfriendly act of aggression
  • an inimical critic

Synonyms for unfriendly in the sense of this definition

(unfriendly is similar to ...) characterized by enmity or ill will

"a hostile nation" "a hostile remark" "hostile actions"

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