un·​sym·​pa·​thet·​ic | \ ˌən-ˌsim-pə-ˈthe-tik How to pronounce unsympathetic (audio) \

Definition of unsympathetic

: not given to, marked by, or arising from sympathy : not sympathetic an unsympathetic bystander an unsympathetic review

Other Words from unsympathetic

unsympathetically \ ˌən-​ˌsim-​pə-​ˈthe-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce unsympathetic (audio) \ adverb
commenting unsympathetically

Examples of unsympathetic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the wind seemed unsympathetic, and pulled on at least one brim with enough force to rip it from its moorings and send it flying. Washington Post, 2 Apr. 2022 But even the most seemingly unsympathetic members of the ensemble reveal certain empathetic aspects. Scott Huver, Variety, 11 Feb. 2022 Deep Water is not quite on a par with Lyne's previous work, which is largely due to two unsympathetic lead characters, and a repetitive narrative full of side glances with little psychological depth. Sheena Scott, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2022 The hockey star Alex Ovechkin, center among Russian professional athletes in the public’s anger over the war in Ukraine, played before the most unsympathetic crowd yet. David Shoalts, New York Times, 9 Mar. 2022 Musk has previously expressed unsympathetic views toward labor unions, from whom Biden has long drawn support. Max Zimmerman, Fortune, 3 Mar. 2022 Robbins was not unsympathetic to Dylan’s unusual-to-him way of doing things... or bashful about imbibing what fueled the sessions. NBC News, 31 Jan. 2022 Robbins was not unsympathetic to Dylan’s unusual-to-him way of doing things… or bashful about imbibing what fueled the sessions. Chris Willman, Variety, 30 Jan. 2022 The parent who followed every rule to the letter becomes an intimidating — or worse, seemingly unsympathetic — act to follow. Washington Post, 30 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unsympathetic

1823, in the meaning defined above

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8 Apr 2022

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“Unsympathetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsympathetic. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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