unamiable

adjective

un·​ami·​a·​ble ˌən-ˈā-mē-ə-bəl How to pronounce unamiable (audio)
: not friendly or sociable : not amiable
an unamiable expression
"Of course, she's a bit queer and unamiable, but, girls, think of thirty years of boarding-house life … Wouldn't that sour anybody?"Lucy Maud Montgomery

Examples of unamiable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An Indian had stopped by the cabin, drunk but not unamiable, looking for her husband. The New Yorker, 4 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1500, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unamiable was circa 1500

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“Unamiable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unamiable. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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