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Definition 1: lacking kindness - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • a thoughtless and unkind remark
  • the unkindest cut of all

(unkind is similar to ...) (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character

"cutting remarks" "edged satire" "a stinging comment"

(unkind is similar to ...) unkind or cruel or uncivil

"had harsh words" "a harsh and unlovable old tyrant" "a rough answer"

(unkind is similar to ...) causing hurt

"her hurtful unconsidered words"

(unkind is similar to ...) lacking in sympathy and kindness

"unkindly ancts"

(means also ...) evil or harmful in nature or influence

"prompted by malign motives" "believed in witches and malign spirits" "gave him a malign look" "a malign lesion"

(means also ...) having or showing no mercy

"the merciless enemy" "a merciless critic" "gave him a merciless beating"

(... are attributes of unkind) the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic

Definition 2: deficient in humane and kindly feelings - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for unkind in the sense of this definition

(unkind is similar to ...) lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion

"humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world" "biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used"

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