unfeeling

[ uhn-fee-ling ]
/ ʌnˈfi lɪŋ /

adjective

not feeling; devoid of feeling; insensible or insensate.
unsympathetic; callous: an intelligent but unfeeling man.

Nearby words

  1. unfavourable,
  2. unfavoured,
  3. unfazed,
  4. unfeasible,
  5. unfederated malay states,
  6. unfeelingly,
  7. unfeigned,
  8. unfertilized,
  9. unfetter,
  10. unfettered

Origin of unfeeling

before 1000; Middle English; Old English unfelende. See un-1, feel, -ing2

Related formsun·feel·ing·ly, adverbun·feel·ing·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for unfeeling

unfeeling

/ (ʌnˈfiːlɪŋ) /

adjective

without sympathy; callous
without physical feeling or sensation
Derived Formsunfeelingly, adverbunfeelingness, noun

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Word Origin and History for unfeeling

unfeeling

adj.

late Old English, "having no sensation," from un- (1) "not" + feeling (see feel (v.)). Meaning "devoid of kindly or tender feelings" is recorded from 1590s. Related: Unfeelingly.

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