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

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The charge accentuates the overall consumer unfriendliness of the process. Pat Regnier, Bloomberg.com, "Thank You for Calling Equifax. Your Business Is Not Important to Us," 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, "Paying a Price for 8 Days of Flying in America," 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, "Sins of a Solar Empire," 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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