unfriendliness


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unfriendliness - dislike experienced as an absence of friendlinessunfriendliness - dislike experienced as an absence of friendliness
dislike - a feeling of aversion or antipathy; "my dislike of him was instinctive"
friendliness - a feeling of liking for another person; enjoyment in their company
2.unfriendliness - an unfriendly dispositionunfriendliness - an unfriendly disposition    
disposition, temperament - your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
hostility, ill will - a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition; "he could not conceal his hostility"
aggression - a disposition to behave aggressively
misanthropy - a disposition to dislike and mistrust other people
uncongeniality - a disposition not to be congenial
unneighborliness - an unneighborly disposition
inhospitableness - having an unfriendly and inhospitable disposition
friendliness - a friendly disposition
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Translations

unfriendliness

[ˈʌnˈfrendlɪnɪs] Nhostilidad f
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unfriendliness

nUnfreundlichkeit f; (of country, inhabitants also)Feindseligkeit f
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haven't you had your breakfast yet?" but there was no pleasant morning greeting between them; not because of any unfriendliness, but because the sweet flower of courtesy is not a growth of such homes as the Red House.
It took away all the uncomfortableness and we felt mighty good over it, because it would a been a miserable business to have any unfriendliness on the raft; for what you want, above all things, on a raft, is for everybody to be satisfied, and feel right and kind towards the others.
I have conceived a sort of unwarrantable unfriendliness toward Pliny and St.
Here he was received with suspicion and unfriendliness by the native chief, who, like all those who came in contact with Rokoff or Paulvitch, had suffered in some manner from the greed, the cruelty, or the lust of the two Muscovites.
That gentlemen regarded his interlocutor with some surprise but without unfriendliness.
They rarely spoke to each other, and never looked at each other, even over their dish of cold potatoes; but then, as this was their usual mode of behaviour towards all mankind, it would be an unsafe conclusion that they had more than transient fits of unfriendliness. The bucolic character at Hayslope, you perceive, was not of that entirely genial, merry, broad-grinning sort, apparently observed in most districts visited by artists.
She was still in a sinister mood, and the miracle took in her mind a character of unfriendliness and fear, as if the fairy were decidedly a bad fairy.
Mr Verloc felt the latent unfriendliness of all out of doors with a force approaching to positive bodily anguish.
But it appears as though the policymakers did not see these partnerships as a counterbalance to growing US unfriendliness. The strengthening strategic partnership between India and the US also affected the Pakistani establishment's policy choices, forcing it to review its approaches towards Afghanistan and the Taliban.
Srdjan Djokovic was furious at the perceived disrespect shown towards his son on Centre Court last week and said: "There was a lot of unfriendliness in the cheering of the English fans towards Novak.
The Middle East region has been causing a lot of trouble for the well-known factors/reasons like enmity, hegemony, economic supremacy/battle, prevailing unfriendliness and so on.