Unkindness
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; ungrateful. [1913 Webster]

He is unkind that recompenseth not; but he is most unkind that forgetteth. --Sir T. Elyot. [1913 Webster] -- {Un*kind"ly}, adv. -- {Un*kind"ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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