un·​neigh·​bor·​ly ˌən-ˈnā-bər-lē How to pronounce unneighborly (audio)
: not neighborly
It was unneighborly of you not to help.
unneighborly relations

Examples of unneighborly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The planning and development department said the owner of 228 Little John Trail met the requirements for a special use permit, surprising neighbors who said the property had become a source of unneighborly behavior. Arkansas Online, 9 Feb. 2023 Lake, 58, was charged Monday with six counts of criminal threats, one count of violation of civil rights over her unneighborly behavior and other charges, L.A. County Dist. Noah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times, 18 Aug. 2022 Remember, these hearings are a group of neighbors trying to stop unneighborly behavior. Kelly G. Richardson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 June 2022 But following at least several days of testimony, Gross released an open letter Monday calling for a stop to the unneighborly feud — even though he and Schwartz are expected to soon take the stand. Washington Post, 8 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1566, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unneighborly was in 1566

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“Unneighborly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unneighborly. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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