unkindly


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un·kind·ly

 (ŭn-kīnd′lē)
adj. un·kind·li·er, un·kind·li·est
Not kindly; unkind.
adv.
In an unkind manner.

un·kind′li·ness n.

un•kind•ly

(ʌnˈkaɪnd li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est.
1. not kindly; unkind; ill-natured; mean.
2. inclement or bleak, as weather or climate.
adv.
3. in an unkind manner.
4. as being unkind: to take a comment unkindly.
[1175–1225]
un•kind′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unkindly - lacking in sympathy and kindnessunkindly - lacking in sympathy and kindness; "unkindly ancts"
unkind - lacking kindness; "a thoughtless and unkind remark"; "the unkindest cut of all"
Adv.1.unkindly - in an unkind manner or with unkindnessunkindly - in an unkind manner or with unkindness; "The teacher treats the children unkindly"
kindly - in a kind manner or out of kindness; "He spoke kindly to the boy"; "she kindly overlooked the mistake"
Translations
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unkindly

[ʌnˈkaɪndlɪ] ADV [say, behave] → cruelmente, con crueldad
it wasn't meant unkindlyno iba con malas intenciones
to speak unkindly of sbhablar mal de algn
don't take it unkindly ifno lo tome a mal si ...
to treat sb unkindlytratar con poca amabilidad a algn; (stronger) → tratar mal a algn

unkindly

[ʌnˈkaɪndli] adv [treat] → mal; [speak] → sans ménagement

unkindly

advunfreundlich, nicht nett; (= cruelly)lieblos, gemein; how unkindly fate had treated herwie grausam das Schicksal ihr mitgespielt hatte; don’t take it unkindly if …nimm es nicht übel, wenn …; to take unkindly to somethingetw übel nehmen

unkindly

[ʌnˈkaɪndlɪ] adv (speak) → in modo sgarbato; (treat) → male
don't take it unkindly if ... → non te la prendere se...
References in classic literature ?
He is a very kindly, generous man, and anyone who has ever written stories will know that it is much more difficult to make kindly, generous characters interesting than unkindly and mean ones.
There must be quite a number of persons living who remember him, not unkindly, I trust, and know something of the story that I am about to tell.
Do not unkindly withhold this dear, this soft, this gentle hand--one moment, perhaps, tears you for ever from me--nothing less than this cruel occasion could, I believe, have ever conquered the respect and awe with which you have inspired me.
She ran home crying to tell of her misfortune, but her stepmother spoke harshly to her, and after giving her a violent scolding, said unkindly, 'As you have let the spindle fall into the well you may go yourself and fetch it out.
She is conscientious, and I have no fear of her treating him unkindly.
Miss Dashwood," cried Willoughby, "you are now using me unkindly.
Bullfrog," said she, not unkindly, yet with all the decision of her strong character, "let me advise you to overcome this foolish weakness, and prove yourself, to the best of your ability, as good a husband as I will be a wife.
My friend's name is Saunders; and he will take it unkindly of me if I don't dine with him to-day.
Good night," she said, a little awkwardly, but not unkindly.
Preceded by the beadle, and attended by an irregular procession of stern-browed men and unkindly visaged women, Hester Prynne set forth towards the place appointed for her punishment.
Now you mustn't take it unkindly if I remind you that as we don't know you, we must go a little slow.
He would laugh, but not unkindly, at my grotesque dilemma; at the thought of his laughter I began to smile myself.