unfeeling

  • 1Unfeeling — Un*feel ing, a. 1. Destitute of feeling; void of sensibility; insensible; insensate. [1913 Webster] 2. Without kind feelings; cruel; hard hearted. [1913 Webster] To each his sufferings: all are men, Condemned alike to groan; The tender for… …

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  • 2unfeeling — index brutal, callous, cold blooded, cruel, dispassionate, harsh, insensible, insusceptible (uncaring) …

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  • 3unfeeling — (adj.) late O.E., having no sensation, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + feeling (see FEEL (Cf. feel) (v.)). Meaning devoid of kindly or tender feelings is recorded from 1590s. Related: Unfeelingly …

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  • 4unfeeling — [adj] hard hearted, numb anesthetized, apathetic, asleep, benumbed, brutal, callous, cantankerous, churlish, cold, coldblooded, cold fish*, cold hearted, crotchety, cruel, deadened, exacting, feelingless, hard, hardened, heartless, icy, inanimate …

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  • 5unfeeling — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unsympathetic, harsh, or callous. 2) lacking physical sensation …

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  • 6unfeeling — [unfēl′iŋ] adj. 1. incapable of feeling or sensation; insensate or insensible 2. incapable of sympathy or mercy; hardhearted; callous; cruel unfeelingly adv …

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  • 7unfeeling — [[t]ʌnfi͟ːlɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as unfeeling, you are criticizing them for their lack of kindness or sympathy for other people. [WRITTEN] He was branded an unfeeling bully who used his huge size to frighten… …

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  • 8unfeeling — adjective Date: before 12th century 1. devoid of feeling ; insensate < an unfeeling corpse > 2. devoid of kindness or sympathy ; hardhearted, cruel < an unfeeling brute > • unfeelingly adverb • unfeelingness …

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  • 9unfeeling — adj. unfeeling towards * * * [ʌn fiːlɪŋ] unfeeling towards …

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  • 10unfeeling — unfeelingly, adv. unfeelingness, n. /un fee ling/, adj. 1. not feeling; devoid of feeling; insensible or insensate. 2. unsympathetic; callous: an intelligent but unfeeling man. [bef. 1000; ME; OE unfelende. See UN 1, FEEL, ING2] Syn. 1. numb. 2.&#8230; …

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  • 11unfeeling — un|feel|ing [ʌnˈfi:lıŋ] adj not sympathetic towards other people s feelings ▪ Dave had been quite wrong to call Michelle cold and unfeeling …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12unfeeling — adjective not sympathetic towards other people s feelings: an unfeeling college bureaucracy unfeelingly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13unfeeling — adjective humiliating Don in front of his children was an unfeeling thing to do Syn: uncaring, unsympathetic, unemotional, uncharitable; heartless, hard hearted, hard, harsh, austere, cold, cold hearted, cold blooded, insensitive, callous Ant:&#8230; …

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  • 14unfeeling — adjective Without emotion or sympathy Syn: emotionless, stony, uncaring Ant: sympathetic …

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  • 15unfeeling — Synonyms and related words: abiotic, affectless, analgesia, anesthesia, anesthetized, arctic, asleep, autistic, azoic, benumbed, blunt, bowelless, brutal, callosity, callous, calloused, callousness, cantankerous, catatonic, chill, chilly,&#8230; …

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  • 16unfeeling — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. hard[ hearted], cold [ blooded], cruel; heartless, inhuman, callous, dispassionate; merciless, pitiless, unmerciful, relentless, adamant. See insensibility, malevolence. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1.&#8230; …

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  • 17unfeeling — un|feel|ing [ ʌn filıŋ ] adjective not sympathetic or not expressing emotions when other people think you should ╾ un|feel|ing|ly adverb …

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  • 18unfeeling — un·feel·ing || ÊŒn fɪːlɪŋ adj. not feeling, unsympathetic …

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  • 19unfeeling — adjective 1》 unsympathetic, harsh, or callous. 2》 lacking physical sensation. Derivatives unfeelingly adverb unfeelingness noun …

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  • 20unfeeling — a. 1. Insensible, torpid, numb, apathetic, callous, insensate, without sensibility. 2. Cruel, unkind, unsympathizing, unsympathetic, hard, hard hearted, cold blooded, cold hearted …

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