- not feeling; devoid of feeling; insensible or insensate.
- unsympathetic; callous: an intelligent but unfeeling man.
Origin of unfeeling
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1. numb. 2. hardhearted. See hard.
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Examples from the Web for unfeeling
A number of clearly partisan studies have suggested that cats are unfeeling and sociopathic.Sorry, Internet: Pope Francis Didn't Open Paradise to Pets
December 14, 2014
Question those taking on the mantle of victimhood and you are immediately cast as some kind of aggressive, unfeeling oppressor.What the U-VA Rape Case Tells Us About a Victim Culture Gone Mad
December 6, 2014
Romney spoke about it in a way that struck Prouty as disingenuous and unfeeling, and he got mad.Scott Prouty, as Compared to Sam Wurzelbacher
March 14, 2013
He is not so ungenerous a man as you think him: nor has he an unfeeling heart.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
I am better there, it is unfeeling in me to be here, when I can do the least thing there.Little Dorrit
He was by no means an unfeeling man, but he had his duty to do.The Law-Breakers
Of course it would be indelicate, if not unfeeling, to ask her about it.
And you are unfeeling, besides, for you remind me that I am very hungry.The Rise of Roscoe Paine
Joseph C. Lincoln
- without sympathy; callous
- without physical feeling or sensation
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Word Origin and History for unfeeling
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