Unfriendly Un*friend"ly, a. 1. Not friendly; not kind or benevolent; hostile; as, an unfriendly neighbor. [1913 Webster]

2. Not favorable; not adapted to promote or support any object; as, weather unfriendly to health. [1913 Webster] -- {Un*friend"li*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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