unloving

adjective
un·lov·ing | \ ˌən-ˈlə-viŋ \

Definition of unloving 

: not loving or affectionate an unloving spouse

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Other words from unloving

unlovingly adverb
unlovingness noun

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As his unloving wife, Irene, Gina McKee is perfection. Matthew Gilbert, BostonGlobe.com, "Ten actors who shone even before they were stars," 28 June 2018 More darkly—and typically, in these sorts of cases—another psychologist blamed Jen and Danny, implying that Samantha was reacting to harsh and unloving parenting. Barbara Bradley Hagerty, The Atlantic, "When Your Child Is a Psychopath," 16 May 2017

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First Known Use of unloving

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unloving was in the 15th century

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