/un kuynd"lee/, adj., unkindlier, unkindliest.
1. not kindly; unkind; ill-natured.
2. inclement or bleak, as weather or climate.
3. unfavorable for crops: unkindly soil.
4. in an unkind manner.
[1175-1225; ME; see UN-1, KINDLY]

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Unkindly — Un*kind ly, a. 1. Not kindly; unkind; ungracious. [1913 Webster] 2. Unnatural; contrary to nature. [Obs.] Unkindly crime. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. Unfavorable; annoying; malignant. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unkindly — index harsh Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unkindly — [unkīnd′lē] adj. UNKIND adv. in an unkind manner unkindliness n …   English World dictionary

  • unkindly — I adjective lacking in sympathy and kindness unkindly ancts • Syn: ↑unsympathetic • Similar to: ↑unkind II adverb in an unkind manner or with unkindness …   Useful english dictionary

  • unkindly — I. adjective Date: 13th century not kindly • unkindliness noun II. adverb Date: 14th century in an unkind manner < dwells unkindly long on his final decline A. H. Johnston > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unkindly — un•kind•ly [[t]ʌnˈkaɪnd li[/t]] adj. li•er, li•est 1) not kindly; unkind; ill natured; mean 2) inclement or bleak, as weather or climate 3) in an unkind manner 4) as being unkind: to take a comment unkindly[/ex] • Etymology: 1175–1225… …   From formal English to slang

  • unkindly — unkind ► ADJECTIVE ▪ inconsiderate and harsh. DERIVATIVES unkindly adverb unkindness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Unkindly — Unkind Un*kind , a. 1. Not kind; contrary to nature, or the law of kind or kindred; unnatural. [Obs.] Such unkind abominations. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Wanting in kindness, sympathy, benevolence, gratitude, or the like; cruel; harsh; unjust;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unkindly — adverb in an unkind manner Ant: kindly …   Wiktionary

  • unkindly — adv. == against nature or kind. HD. 1250 == cruelly. 1540 B …   Oldest English Words

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”