: to disapprove of
Judges tend to look unkindly on/upon repeat offenders.
Recent Examples on the Web Music history tends to look unkindly on such messy, inconsistent figures, preferring those who put the brand of genius on works large and small. —Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 6 Oct. 2022 China imports significant amounts of oil from Iran, and might look unkindly on efforts to destabilize its government. —Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 2 Sep. 2021
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