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un·friend·ly

 (ŭn-frĕnd′lē)
adj. un·friend·li·er, un·friend·li·est
1. Not friendly.
2. Antagonistic or hostile: an unfriendly nation.
3. User-unfriendly.

un·friend′li·ness n.

unfriendly

(ʌnˈfrɛndlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. not friendly; hostile
2. unfavourable or disagreeable
adv
rare in an unfriendly manner
unˈfriendliness n

un•friend•ly

(ʌnˈfrɛnd li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est,
adv. adj.
1. not friendly or kind; unsympathetic; aloof.
2. hostile; antagonistic.
3. unfavorable; inhospitable, as an environment.
adv.
4. in an unfriendly manner.
[before 900]
un•friend′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unfriendly - not easy to understand or useunfriendly - not easy to understand or use; "user-unfriendly"
combining form - a bound form used only in compounds; "`hemato-' is a combining form in words like `hematology'"
friendly - easy to understand or use; "user-friendly computers"; "a consumer-friendly policy"; "a reader-friendly novel"
2.unfriendly - not disposed to friendship or friendlinessunfriendly - not disposed to friendship or friendliness; "an unfriendly coldness of manner"; "an unfriendly action to take"
uncongenial, incompatible - not suitable to your tastes or needs; "the uncongenial roommates were always fighting"; "the task was uncongenial to one sensitive to rebuffs"
inhospitable - not hospitable; "they are extremely inhospitable these days"; "her greeting was cold and inhospitable"
hostile - characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions"
unsociable - not inclined to society or companionship; "an unsociable nature...shy and reserved"; "generally unsociable except with intimate friends"; "unsociable behavior"; "an unsociable neighborhood"
cool - psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike; "relations were cool and polite"; "a cool reception"; "cool to the idea of higher taxes"
friendly - characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"
3.unfriendly - not friendlyunfriendly - not friendly; "an unfriendly act of aggression"; "an inimical critic"
hostile - characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions"
4.unfriendly - very unfavorable to life or growthunfriendly - very unfavorable to life or growth; "a hostile climate"; "an uncongenial atmosphere"; "an uncongenial soil"; "the unfriendly environment at high altitudes"
inhospitable - unfavorable to life or growth; "the barren inhospitable desert"; "inhospitable mountain areas"

unfriendly

adjective
2. unfavourable, hostile, inhospitable, alien, inauspicious, inimical, uncongenial, unpropitious, unkind We got an unfriendly reception from the hotel-owner.
unfavourable hospitable, congenial, auspicious, propitious

unfriendly

adjective
Feeling or showing unfriendliness:
Translations
nepřátelský
uvenlig
epäystävällinen
neprijazan
不親切な
불친절한
neprietenos
neprijazen
ovänlig
ไม่เป็นมิตร
không thân thiện

unfriendly

[ˈʌnˈfrendlɪ] ADJ (unfriendlier (compar) (unfriendliest (superl))) [person] → poco amistoso; (stronger) → antipático; [voice] → poco amistoso; [act, gesture] → poco amistoso; (stronger) → hostil; [place, atmosphere] → poco acogedor; [country, territory] → hostil
to be unfriendly to or towards sbser or mostrarse antipático or poco amistoso con algn

unfriendly

[ˌʌnˈfrɛndli] adj [person, manner, voice, eyes] → froid(e); [atmosphere, place] → inamical(e)
The waiters are a bit unfriendly → Les serveurs ne sont pas très aimables., Les serveurs sont un peu froids.
to be unfriendly to sb → être distant(e) envers qn, être distant(e) avec qn

unfriendly

adjunfreundlich (to sb zu jdm); (= hostile) natives, country, actfeindselig; territoryunwirtlich; (Fin) takeoverfeindlich; (= harmful)schädlich

unfriendly

[ʌnˈfrɛndlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (person) unfriendly (to)scostante (con), antipatico/a (con); (attitude, reception) → ostile, poco amichevole; (remark) → scortese

unfriendly

غَيْرُ وُديّ nepřátelský uvenlig unfreundlich αφιλόξενος antipático epäystävällinen antipathique neprijazan scortese 不親切な 불친절한 onvriendelijk uvennlig nieprzyjazny antipático недружелюбный ovänlig ไม่เป็นมิตร düşmanca không thân thiện 不友好的

unfriendly

a. poco amistoso-a, poco amigable.
References in classic literature ?
Much time would not be necessary to enable her to discern these unfriendly dispositions.
The sight was awe-inspiring in the extreme as one contemplated this mighty floating funeral pyre, drifting unguided and unmanned through the lonely wastes of the Martian heavens; a derelict of death and destruction, typifying the life story of these strange and ferocious creatures into whose unfriendly hands fate had carried it.
Well, really,' said the Miller, 'I think that, considering that I am going to give you my wheelbarrow, it is rather unfriendly of you to refuse.
It struck me too that the men regarded my companion and his animals in a singularly unfriendly manner.
Another had seen THREE immense Arabs with huge, black beards; but when, after conquering their nervousness, the rear guard advanced upon the enemy's position to investigate they found nothing, for Akut and the boy had retreated out of range of the unfriendly guns.
The nickname soon ceased to carry any harsh or unfriendly feeling with it, but it held its place, and was to continue to hold its place for twenty long years.
The ground covered with snow, and the atmosphere in that unsettled state between frost and thaw, which is of all others the most unfriendly for exercise, every morning beginning in rain or snow, and every evening setting in to freeze, she was for many days a most honourable prisoner.
You will, no doubt, at the same time, have collected from the general scope of them, that they proceed from a source not unfriendly to the new Constitution.
Pursued by the French army of a hundred thousand men under the command of Bonaparte, encountering a population that was unfriendly to it, losing confidence in its allies, suffering from shortness of supplies, and compelled to act under conditions of war unlike anything that had been foreseen, the Russian army of thirty-five thousand men commanded by Kutuzov was hurriedly retreating along the Danube, stopping where overtaken by the enemy and fighting rearguard actions only as far as necessary to enable it to retreat without losing its heavy equipment.
Her action and noise he identified as unfriendly, and he became alert and watchful, prepared for whatever hostile act she might next commit.
The man repeated the names slowly and distinctly, as if to fix them in the memories of his audience, every member of which was now attentively observing him, but with a slackened apprehension regarding his possible companions somewhere in the darkness that seemed to enclose us like a black wall; in the manner of this volunteer historian was no suggestion of an unfriendly purpose.
We stood there, grouped about the body of the dead Grabritin, looking futilely down the river to where it made an abrupt curve to the west, a quarter of a mile below us, and was lost to sight, as though we expected to see the truant returning to us with our precious launch--the thing that meant life or death to us in this unfriendly, savage world.