unfriendly

adjective un·friend·ly \ ˌən-ˈfren(d)-lē \
|Updated on: 15 Jul 2018

Definition of unfriendly

: not friendly: such as
a : hostile, unsympathetic
  • an unfriendly nation

Examples of unfriendly in a Sentence

  1. They were very unfriendly to us.

  2. the unfriendly looks quickly warmed when we were recognized as long-unseen relatives

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First Known Use of unfriendly

15th century

in the meaning defined above

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UNFRIENDLY Defined for English Language Learners

unfriendly

Definition of unfriendly for English Language Learners

  • : not kind or helpful

  • : not showing kind or friendly feelings

  • : harmful or unpleasant


UNFRIENDLY Defined for Kids

unfriendly

adjective un·friend·ly \ ˌən-ˈfrend-lē \

Definition of unfriendly for Students

unfriendlier; unfriendliest
1 : not friendly or kind
  • an unfriendly glance
2 : not agreeable : unfavorable
  • unfriendly conditions


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