I. adjective Date: 13th century not kindly • unkindliness noun II. adverb Date: 14th century in an unkind manner <
dwells unkindly long on his final decline — A. H. Johnston

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  • Unkindly — Un*kind ly, a. 1. Not kindly; unkind; ungracious. [1913 Webster] 2. Unnatural; contrary to nature. [Obs.] Unkindly crime. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. Unfavorable; annoying; malignant. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unkindly — index harsh Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unkindly — [unkīnd′lē] adj. UNKIND adv. in an unkind manner unkindliness n …   English World dictionary

  • unkindly — I adjective lacking in sympathy and kindness unkindly ancts • Syn: ↑unsympathetic • Similar to: ↑unkind II adverb in an unkind manner or with unkindness …   Useful english dictionary

  • unkindly — unkindliness, n. /un kuynd lee/, adj., unkindlier, unkindliest. 1. not kindly; unkind; ill natured. 2. inclement or bleak, as weather or climate. 3. unfavorable for crops: unkindly soil. adv. 4. in an unkind manner. [1175 1225; ME; see UN 1,… …   Universalium

  • unkindly — un•kind•ly [[t]ʌnˈkaɪnd li[/t]] adj. li•er, li•est 1) not kindly; unkind; ill natured; mean 2) inclement or bleak, as weather or climate 3) in an unkind manner 4) as being unkind: to take a comment unkindly[/ex] • Etymology: 1175–1225… …   From formal English to slang

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

  • Unkindly — 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

  • unkindly — adverb in an unkind manner Ant: kindly …   Wiktionary

  • unkindly — adv. == against nature or kind. HD. 1250 == cruelly. 1540 B …   Oldest English Words

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