unfriendliness

noun
un·​friend·​li·​ness | \ ˌən-ˈfren(d)-lē-nəs How to pronounce unfriendliness (audio) \

Definition of unfriendliness

: the quality or state of being unfriendly : hostility

Examples of unfriendliness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Citing cryptocurrency’s environmental unfriendliness, Tesla abruptly rebuked Bitcoin as payment just 49 days later. Basemwasef, Robb Report, 2 Aug. 2022 The plastics industry was, and is, the symbol for everything uncool: an inauthentic material, the boring bourgeois business of making and selling it, all with a whiff of environmental unfriendliness. Kyle Harper, WSJ, 6 May 2022 After the check cleared, though, is when the bank lived up to its reputation for customer unfriendliness. Los Angeles Times, 19 Nov. 2021 But for me, UnitedHealthcare’s moves underline, yet again, the inherent patient-unfriendliness of a $4-trillion healthcare system run primarily by for-profit corporations. Los Angeles Times, 6 Aug. 2021 But for me, UnitedHealthcare’s moves underline, yet again, the inherent patient-unfriendliness of a $4-trillion healthcare system run primarily by for-profit corporations. Los Angeles Times, 6 Aug. 2021 But for me, UnitedHealthcare’s moves underline, yet again, the inherent patient-unfriendliness of a $4-trillion healthcare system run primarily by for-profit corporations. Los Angeles Times, 6 Aug. 2021 But for me, UnitedHealthcare’s moves underline, yet again, the inherent patient-unfriendliness of a $4-trillion healthcare system run primarily by for-profit corporations. Los Angeles Times, 6 Aug. 2021 But for me, UnitedHealthcare’s moves underline, yet again, the inherent patient-unfriendliness of a $4-trillion healthcare system run primarily by for-profit corporations. Los Angeles Times, 6 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unfriendliness

circa 1684, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unfriendliness was circa 1684

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Last Updated

13 Aug 2022

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“Unfriendliness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfriendliness. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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