unfeeling


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un·feel·ing

 (ŭn-fē′lĭng)
adj.
1. Having no physical feeling or sensation; insentient.
2. Not sympathetic to others; callous or hardhearted.

un·feel′ing·ly adv.
un·feel′ing·ness n.

unfeeling

(ʌnˈfiːlɪŋ)
adj
1. without sympathy; callous
2. without physical feeling or sensation
unˈfeelingly adv
unˈfeelingness n

un•feel•ing

(ʌnˈfi lɪŋ)

adj.
1. having no feeling; insensible or insensate.
2. unsympathetic; callous; hardhearted.
[before 1000]
un•feel′ing•ly, adv.
un•feel′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unfeeling - devoid of feeling for othersunfeeling - devoid of feeling for others; "an unfeeling wretch"
uncompassionate - lacking compassion or feeling for others; "nor silver-shedding tears could penetrate her uncompassionate sire"- Shakespeare
2.unfeeling - devoid of feeling or sensationunfeeling - devoid of feeling or sensation; "unfeeling trees"
insensate, insentient - devoid of feeling and consciousness and animation; "insentient (or insensate) stone"

unfeeling

adjective callous, insensitive, heartless, cold, cruel, hardened, stony, inhuman, unsympathetic, uncaring, apathetic, pitiless, hardhearted an unfeeling bully who used his huge size to frighten people
callous kind, sensitive, caring, feeling, concerned, gentle, sympathetic, humane, benevolent

unfeeling

adjective
1. Lacking physical feeling or sensitivity:
Translations

unfeeling

[ʌnˈfiːlɪŋ] ADJinsensible

unfeeling

[ʌnˈfiːlɪŋ] adjinsensible

unfeeling

adjgefühllos; response, reply alsoherzlos; lookungerührt; (= without sensation also)empfindungslos

unfeeling

[ʌnˈfiːlɪŋ] adjinsensibile, duro/a
References in classic literature ?
A STATESMAN who had been indicted by an unfeeling Grand Jury was arrested by a Sheriff and thrown into jail.
She had large unfeeling handsome eyes, and dark unfeeling handsome hair, and a broad unfeeling handsome bosom, and was made the most of in every particular.
The unfeeling desire at home to get rid of me has accomplished its object.
I must say it is very unfeeling of him to be running away from his poor little boy.
The vindication of the loved object is the best balm affection can find for its wounds:--"A man must have so much on his mind," is the belief by which a wife often supports a cheerful face under rough answers and unfeeling words.
Without making the least objection to the punishment, the Leather-Stocking quietly seated himself on the ground, and suffered his limbs to be laid in the openings, without even a murmur; though he cast one glance about him, in quest of that sympathy that human nature always seems to require under suffering “ but he met no direct manifestations of pity, neither did he see any unfeeling exultation, or hear a single reproachful epithet.
He seemed really anxious to accommodate them and the whole of his letter was written in so friendly a style as could not fail of giving pleasure to his cousin; more especially at a moment when she was suffering under the cold and unfeeling behaviour of her nearer connections.
The united efforts of his two unfeeling sisters and of his overpowering friend, assisted by the attractions of Miss Darcy and the amusements of London might be too much, she feared, for the strength of his attachment.
It was the cruelest exhibition--the most wanton, the most unfeeling.
Darya Alexandrovna was firmly convinced of Anna's innocence, and she felt herself growing pale and her lips quivering with anger at this frigid, unfeeling man, who was so calmly intending to ruin her innocent friend.
An unfeeling child,' I thought to myself; 'how lightly she dismisses her old playmate's troubles.
His mother had whipped him for drinking some cream which he had never tasted and knew nothing about; it was plain that she was tired of him and wished him to go; if she felt that way, there was nothing for him to do but succumb; he hoped she would be happy, and never regret having driven her poor boy out into the unfeeling world to suffer and die.