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unkindly

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adjective un·kind·ly \-ˈkīn(d)-lē\

Definition of unkindly

  1. :  not kindly

unkindliness

noun


13th Century

First Known Use of unkindly

13th century


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unkindly

adverb un·kind·ly

Definition of unkindly

  1. :  in an unkind manner <dwells unkindly long on his final decline — A. H. Johnston>



14th Century

First Known Use of unkindly

14th century



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