adjective Date: 13th century 1. not pleasing or mild ; inclement <
an unkind climate
2. lacking in kindness or sympathy ; harsh, cruelunkindness noun

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  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

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

  • 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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,… …   New thesaurus

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

  • 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… …   English dictionary

  • 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) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • 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 =… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   English dictionary

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