unkind


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un·kind

 (ŭn-kīnd′)
adj. un·kind·er, un·kind·est
1. Lacking kindness; inconsiderate or unsympathetic.
2. Harsh; severe: unkind winters.

un·kind′ness n.

unkind

(ʌnˈkaɪnd)
adj
1. lacking kindness; unsympathetic or cruel
2. archaic or dialect
a. (of weather) unpleasant
b. (of soil) hard to cultivate
unˈkindly adv
unˈkindness n

un•kind

(ʌnˈkaɪnd)

adj. , -er, -est.
lacking in kindness or mercy; severe.
[1200–50]
un•kind′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unkind - lacking kindnessunkind - lacking kindness; "a thoughtless and unkind remark"; "the unkindest cut of all"
malign - evil or harmful in nature or influence; "prompted by malign motives"; "believed in witches and malign spirits"; "gave him a malign look"; "a malign lesion"
merciless, unmerciful - having or showing no mercy; "the merciless enemy"; "a merciless critic"; "gave him a merciless beating"
kind - having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior; "kind to sick patients"; "a kind master"; "kind words showing understanding and sympathy"; "thanked her for her kind letter"
2.unkind - deficient in humane and kindly feelingsunkind - deficient in humane and kindly feelings
inhumane - lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion; "humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world"; "biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used"

unkind

Translations
غَيْر لَطيف، قاسٍ
bezcitný
barsk
óvingjarnlegur
ļaunsneiejūtīgsnelaipns
neprijazen

unkind

[ʌnˈkaɪnd] ADJ (unkinder (compar) (unkindest (superl)))
1. (= cruel, nasty) [person] → poco amable; (stronger) → cruel; [criticism] → duro; [remark] → cruel; [words] → desagradable
that was very unkind of himeso fue muy poco amable de su parte
I've never known him to be unkindnunca ha sido desagradable, que yo sepa
she never has an unkind word to say about anyonenunca dice nada malo de nadie
it would be unkind to say thatsería cruel decir que ...
to be unkind to sbportarse mal con algn
2. [climate] → riguroso
the weather was unkind to usel tiempo nos jugó una mala pasada

unkind

[ʌnˈkaɪnd] adj [person] → pas gentil(le); [remark, behaviour] → désobligeant(e)
No one has an unkind word to say about him → Personne n'a quoi que ce soit de désobligeant à dire sur son compte.
to be unkind to sb → ne pas bien se comporter avec qn
it is unkind to do sth → ce n'est pas gentil de faire qch
It is unkind to make fun of people → Ce n'est pas gentil de se moquer des gens.
it is unkind of sb to do sth → ce n'est pas gentil de la part de qn de faire qch
It was unkind of him to say that → Ce n'était pas gentil de sa part de dire ça.

unkind

adj (+er)
person, remark, action (= not nice)unfreundlich, nicht nett; (= cruel)lieblos, gemein; (= harsh) climate, country, actionschlecht (to für); don’t be (so) unkind!das ist aber gar nicht nett (von dir)!; she was unkind enough to say that…sie hatte die Unfreundlichkeit zu sagen, dass …; she never has an unkind word to say about anyonevon ihr ist niemals ein unfreundliches or böses Wort über irgendjemanden zu hören; to be unkind to animalsnicht gut zu Tieren sein; unkind to the skinnicht hautfreundlich; fate has been very unkind to himdas Schicksal hat ihn grausam behandelt; the weather was unkind to usdas Wetter war uns nicht wohl gesonnen; it would be unkind not to tell him the truthes wäre gemein, ihm nicht die Wahrheit zu sagen
(Sport) bounceunglücklich

unkind

[ʌnˈkaɪnd] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (person, remark) → poco gentile, scortese; (stronger) → villano/a; (fate, blow) → crudele
the sun can be unkind to delicate skins → il sole può far male alle pelli delicate

unkind

(anˈkaind) adjective
cruel or harsh. You were very unkind to her.

unkind

a. despiadado-a, sin bondad.
References in classic literature ?
I have been called an unkind mother, but it was the sacred impulse of maternal affection, it was the advantage of my daughter that led me on; and if that daughter were not the greatest simpleton on earth, I might have been rewarded for my exertions as I ought.
If you are going to make unkind remarks about my hair, I think that I had better fetch a hat.
And Walter, too, is so seriously displeased at my perversity and absurd caprice, as he calls it, that I fear he will never forgive me - I did not think he could be so unkind as he has lately shown himself.
His grief too was a good deal aggravated by the unkind looks of Mr Allworthy; whence he concluded that Western had discovered the whole affair between him and Sophia; but as to Mr Blifil's story, he had not the least apprehension; for of much the greater part he was entirely innocent; and for the residue, as he had forgiven and forgotten it himself, so he suspected no remembrance on the other side.
The less you have, my dear,' says he, 'the worse for us both; but I hope your affliction you speak of is not caused for fear I should be unkind to you, for want of a portion.
Just as you ask destiny why your splendid brother had to die, so I asked why that angel Lise, who not only never wronged anyone, but in whose soul there were never any unkind thoughts, had to die.
We've never marred it by one quarrel or coolness or unkind word; and I hope it will always be so.
Maggie was already so full of sorrow at the thought of Tom's going away from her, that this playful exultation of his seemed very unkind, and she cried herself to sleep that night.
Her last lesson is forgiveness; let us show our love for her, and the gentle stranger Lily-Bell, by allowing no unkind word or thought of him who has brought us all this grief.
I never was unkind to a living soul,' replied the Admiral.
Let us be too vain to stoop to aught that is mean or base, too vain for petty selfishness and little-minded envy, too vain to say an unkind word or do an unkind act.
Catherine thought this reproach equally strange and unkind.