unkindness


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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.

Unkindness

 of ravens: a company of ravens, 1452.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unkindness - lack of sympathyunkindness - lack of sympathy      
insensitiveness, insensitivity - the inability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment
unhelpfulness - an inability to be helpful
inconsiderateness, inconsideration, thoughtlessness - the quality of failing to be considerate of others
kindness - the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic

unkindness

noun cruelty, spite, malice, insensitivity, harshness, inhumanity, meanness, ill will, malevolence, spitefulness, maliciousness, hardheartedness, unfeelingness He realized the unkindness of the remark.
charity, sympathy, benevolence, goodwill, generosity, kindness, friendliness, thoughtfulness
Quotations
"This was the most unkindest cut of all" [William Shakespeare Julius Caesar]
Translations

unkindness

[ʌnˈkaɪndnɪs] N
1. (= quality) → falta f de amabilidad; (= cruelty) → crueldad f
2. (= act) → acto m de crueldad
to do sb an unkindnessportarse mal con algn

unkindness

nUnfreundlichkeit f; (= cruelty)Lieblosigkeit f, → Gemeinheit f; the unkindness of the weatherdas schlechte Wetter

unkindness

[ʌnˈkaɪndnɪs] nsgarbatezza; (stronger) → cattiveria
References in classic literature ?
Lessons in patience were so sweetly taught her that she could not fail to learn them, charity for all, the lovely spirit that can forgive and truly forget unkindness, the loyalty to duty that makes the hardest easy, and the sincere faith that fears nothing, but trusts undoubtingly.
She said the old judge had treated her child a thousand times better than he deserved, and had never done her an unkindness in his life; so she hated these outlandish devils for killing him, and shouldn't ever sleep satisfied till she saw them hanged for it.
Here was a gorgeous triumph; they were missed; they were mourned; hearts were breaking on their account; tears were being shed; accusing memories of unkindness to these poor lost lads were rising up, and unavailing regrets and re- morse were being indulged; and best of all, the depart- ed were the talk of the whole town, and the envy of all the boys, as far as this dazzling notoriety was con- cerned.
These difficulties, indeed, with a heart so alienated from Lucy, might not press very hard upon his patience; but melancholy was the state of the person by whom the expectation of family opposition and unkindness, could be felt as a relief!
Now, uttered before a stranger, the accusation cut me to the heart; I dimly perceived that she was already obliterating hope from the new phase of existence which she destined me to enter; I felt, though I could not have expressed the feeling, that she was sowing aversion and unkindness along my future path; I saw myself transformed under Mr.
Resist it as firmly, despise it as proudly as we may, all studied unkindness -- no matter how contemptible it may be -- has a stinging power in it which reaches to the quick.
Pray let us be friends,' said my mother, 'I couldn't live under coldness or unkindness.
As often as I was restless in the night, and that was every quarter of an hour, I reflected what an unkindness, what an injury, what an injustice, Biddy had done me.
And Master Marner knows too, I hope, as I'm able and willing to do a turn o' work for him, and he won't do me the unkindness to anyways take it out o' my hands.
To whom the Virgin Majestie of EVE, As one who loves, and some unkindness meets, With sweet austeer composure thus reply'd.
Fitzurse arose while Prince John spoke, and gliding behind the seat of the Saxon, whispered to him not to omit the opportunity of putting an end to unkindness betwixt the two races, by naming Prince John.
Unkindness from a man usually kind proved hard to bear at parting.