unkind

adjective un·kind \ ˌən-ˈkīnd \

Definition of unkind

1 :not pleasing or mild :inclement
  • an unkind climate
2 :lacking in kindness or sympathy :harsh, cruel

unkindness

play \ˌən-ˈkīn(d)-nəs\ noun

Examples of unkind in a Sentence

  1. It was unkind of you not to invite her.

  2. How could you be so unkind?

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First Known Use of unkind

13th century


UNKIND Defined for English Language Learners

unkind

adjective

Definition of unkind for English Language Learners

  • : not friendly, pleasant, helpful, etc. : not kind


UNKIND Defined for Kids

unkind

adjective un·kind \ ˌən-ˈkīnd \

Definition of unkind for Students

unkinder; unkindest
:not kind or sympathetic
  • an unkind remark

unkindly

adverb

unkindness

noun


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