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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 ?
This was the first serious disagreement, her own hasty speeches sounded both silly and unkind, as she recalled them, her own anger looked childish now, and thoughts of poor John coming home to such a scene quite melted her heart.
It seems an unkind precaution to take against a fellow scientist," said Professor Bumper, "but I can not afford to take chances after what has occurred.
I've grown used to seeing you, to having you with me all the time, and your action seems unfriendly, even unkind.
Indeed, sir," said Phoebe, trying to laugh the matter off, "I did not mean to be unkind.
My poor woman," said the not unkind old minister, "the child shall be well cared for -- far better than thou canst do for it.
He meant not to be unkind, however, and, as a mark of his affection for the three girls, he left them a thousand pounds a-piece.
She has been unkind to you, no doubt; because you see, she dislikes your cast of character, as Miss Scatcherd does mine; but how minutely you remember all she has done and said to you
How dreadfully unkind in a brother nothing has ever turned my love away from
What else was it possible to infer from what you said, you unkind creature, when you know as well as I do, that on his account only last quarter I wouldn't buy myself a new parasol, though that old green one is frayed the whole way up, and the fringe is perfectly mangy?
Don't suppose that I mean to be unkind, Biddy, when I say I consider that you ought to have thought that.
Many men would have been very angry with me for standing out against their wishes; and they might have thrown out that they'd had ill-luck in marrying me; but Godfrey has never been the man to say me an unkind word.
I therefore spent the morning roaming about from one garden to another, turning over various plans for compelling my wife to give up her horrible ways; I thought of using violence to make her submit, but felt reluctant to be unkind to her.