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 stood a moment silent, and covered with confusion; then lifting up her eyes gently towards him, she cried, "What would Mr Jones have me say?"--"O do but promise," cries he, "that you never will give yourself to Blifil."--"Name not," answered she, "the detested sound.
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.'
"Leave me alone," she said, not unkindly; and then to me, trying to smile: "What must you think of me?"
She is conscientious, and I have no fear of her treating him unkindly. My pretty, tender hearted girl!
"Miss Dashwood," cried Willoughby, "you are now using me unkindly. You are endeavouring to disarm me by reason, and to convince me against my will.
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.
She laughed derisively, yet not unkindly. "What folly!" she exclaimed.
The Indian, thereupon, asked him (not at all unkindly), whether he would like to be sent back to London, and left where they had found him, sleeping in an empty basket in a market-- a hungry, ragged, and forsaken little boy.