- not kindly; unkind; ill-natured.
- inclement or bleak, as weather or climate.
- unfavorable for crops: unkindly soil.
- in an unkind manner.
Origin of unkindly
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Examples from the Web for unkindly
It was a look deliberate and scrutinizing, in a sense doubtful, and yet not unkindly.The Avenger
E. Phillips Oppenheim
His grandfather regarded him with a steady, but not at all unkindly, gaze.The Portygee
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
"Perhaps you are right," assented von Liebknecht, not unkindly.Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal
G. Harvey Ralphson
Have I ever treated any boy or girl in this school unjustly or unkindly?The Teacher
"Don't ask me to be the audience a second time," Lady Stafford says, unkindly.Molly Bawn
Margaret Wolfe Hamilton