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[uhn-kahynd-lee] /ʌnˈkaɪnd li/
adjective, unkindlier, unkindliest.
not kindly; unkind; ill-natured.
inclement or bleak, as weather or climate.
unfavorable for crops:
unkindly soil.
in an unkind manner.
Origin of unkindly
Middle English word dating back to 1175-1225; See origin at un-1, kindly
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unkindliness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There was mockery in the depths of her eyes, but the scarlet lips arched in a not unkindly smile.

    A Volunteer with Pike Robert Ames Bennet
  • She realized that, after all, behind her back these girls were speaking just as unkindly of her as ever.

    A Little Miss Nobody Amy Bell Marlowe
  • Herriot looked up and called him gruffly but not unkindly, the boy thought.

    The Black Buccaneer Stephen W. Meader
  • The policeman cast his not unkindly look over the figure of the seamstress.

    Fraternity John Galsworthy
  • Those who approach it respectfully and reverently are treated not unkindly, but woe and disaster await all others.

    The Romance of the Colorado River Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
  • "Incompetency, if you want the brutal truth," Dudley broke in not unkindly.

    The La Chance Mine Mystery Susan Carleton Jones
  • As she passed him Natalie nodded not unkindly, and the big man's eyes followed her in a sort of dog's agony.

    Two on the Trail Hulbert Footner
  • If you only knew what I've been doing for you, you wouldn't receive me so unkindly.

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