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 And this opaque user-unfriendliness is far from the only problem with the machines, which have gained a reputation for being absurdly fickle and fragile. Andy Greenberg, Wired, 20 Apr. 2021 According to YouTube, this new verification system is needed to curb a different kind of unfriendliness: fakery. Wired, 20 Sep. 2019 The charge accentuates the overall consumer unfriendliness of the process. Pat Regnier, Bloomberg.com, 14 Sep. 2017 The unfriendliness of the skies seems to grow only more baroquely awful with each new incident immortalized on a cellphone. Photographs And Text By Sarah Lyall, New York Times, 9 June 2017 Even the finest titles from Sid Meier, widely credited with creating the genre, succeed in spite of their overwhelming unfriendliness to new players. Earnest Cavalli, WIRED, 17 Mar. 2008

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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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27 Apr 2021

Cite this Entry

“Unfriendliness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfriendliness. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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