unfriendly

  • 1unfriendly — UK US /ʌnˈfrendli/ adjective ► likely to cause problems or prevent success: »Plastic bags are an unfriendly choice for environmental sustainability. »an unfriendly tax regime unfriendly to sb/sth »Companies are migrating to the suburbs to avoid… …

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  • 2Unfriendly — 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 …

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  • 3unfriendly — index adverse (hostile), antipathetic (oppositional), contentious, inimical, malevolent, perverse …

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  • 4unfriendly — early 15c., not characteristic of friends, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + FRIENDLY (Cf. friendly). Cf. M.Du. onvriendelijc, M.H.G. unvriuntlich, Ger. unfreundlich. Meaning hostile, inimical is recorded from late 15c …

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  • 5unfriendly — [adj] nasty, hostile acrimonious, against, alien, aloof, antagonistic, antisocial, censorious, chilly, cold, combative, competitive, conflicting, contrary, disaffected, disagreeable, distant, estranged, grouchy, grudging, gruff, hateful, ill… …

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  • 6unfriendly — ► ADJECTIVE (unfriendier, unfriendliest) ▪ not friendly. DERIVATIVES unfriendliness noun …

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  • 7unfriendly — [unfrend′lē] adj. unfriendlier, unfriendliest 1. not friendly or kind 2. hostile 3. not favorable or propitious unfriendliness n …

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  • 8unfriendly — un|friend|ly [ʌnˈfrendli] adj comparative unfriendlier superlative unfriendliest 1.) not kind or friendly ▪ The old man looked cross and unfriendly. ▪ a lonely unfriendly place unfriendly to/towards ▪ The villagers were really quite unfriendly… …

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  • 9unfriendly — unfriendliness, n. /un frend lee/, adj., unfriendlier, unfriendliest, adv. adj. 1. not amicable; not friendly or kindly in disposition; unsympathetic; aloof: an unfriendly coldness of manner. 2. hostile; antagonistic: an unfriendly act of… …

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  • 10-unfriendly — [[t] ʌnfre̱ndli[/t]] COMB in ADJ GRADED unfriendly combines with nouns, and sometimes adverbs, to form adjectives which describe something which is bad for a particular thing. It s couched in such very user unfriendly terminology. ...this harsh,… …

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  • 11unfriendly — [[t]ʌ̱nfre̱ndli[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe a person, organization, or their behaviour as unfriendly, you mean that they behave towards you in an unkind or rather hostile way. It is not fair for him to be permanently unfriendly to someone who …

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  • 12unfriendly — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, seem ▪ become ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very …

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  • 13unfriendly — adjective 1) an unfriendly look Syn: hostile, disagreeable, antagonistic, aggressive; ill natured, unpleasant, surly, sour, uncongenial; inhospitable, unneighborly, unwelcoming, unkind, unsympathetic; unsociable, antisocial; …

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  • 14unfriendly */ — UK [ʌnˈfren(d)lɪ] / US adjective 1) a) not friendly I don t know why she was so unfriendly. The atmosphere was distinctly unfriendly. b) an unfriendly country is one that does not have a good relationship with your country 2) not easy to use or… …

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  • 15unfriendly — adjective Date: 15th century not friendly: as a. hostile, unsympathetic < an unfriendly nation > b. inhospitable, unfavorable < conditions unfriendly to new businesses > …

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  • 16unfriendly — adj. unfriendly to, towards * * * [ʌn frendlɪ] towards unfriendly to …

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  • 17unfriendly — un|friend|ly [ ,ʌn frendli ] adjective * 1. ) not friendly: I don t know why she was so unfriendly. a ) an unfriendly country is one that does not have a good relationship with your country 2. ) not easy to use or operate …

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  • 18-unfriendly — a combining element indicating unsuitability to, unhelpfulness to, etc., as in eco unfriendly, consumer unfriendly …

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  • 19unfriendly — /ʌnˈfrɛndli/ (say un frendlee) adjective 1. not friendly; hostile; inimical; unkindly. 2. unfavourable, as a climate. 3. not easily accessed or used, as a product. 4. harmful or damaging: environmentally unfriendly. –adverb 5. Rare in an&#8230; …

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  • 20unfriendly — un•friend•ly [[t]ʌnˈfrɛnd li[/t]] adj. li•er, li•est, adv. 1) not friendly or kind; unsympathetic; aloof 2) hostile; antagonistic 3) unfavorable; inhospitable, as an environment 4) in an unfriendly manner • Etymology: bef. 900 un•friend′li•ness,&#8230; …

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