- not amicable; not friendly or kindly in disposition; unsympathetic; aloof: an unfriendly coldness of manner.
- hostile; antagonistic: an unfriendly act of aggression.
- unfavorable; inhospitable or inimical, as an environment: an unfriendly climate for new ideas.
- in an unfriendly manner.
Origin of unfriendly
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Examples from the Web for unfriendly
One of her most pointed criticisms is that people on the folk scene weren't as unfriendly as the film paints them.Why No Oscar Love For 'Inside Llewyn Davis'?
January 20, 2014
Just how unfriendly are Republicans to the idea of changing the law for unions now?Obama’s Labor Pains: Unions Rage Against the Affordable Care Act
September 20, 2013
And the second is that government agencies have a tendency to be unfriendly to groups that are unfriendly to them.Yes, What Happened at the IRS is a Scandal
May 16, 2013
They warned prisoners of upcoming searches of their cells by unfriendly colleagues.Can Maryland Clean Up Out-of-Control Baltimore Jail Corruption?
April 26, 2013
The channels ignored the deputies, and one outlet even aired a show called Apocalypse: Unfriendly Universe several times a week.Russians Prepare for World’s End, Buy Candles and Vodka
December 11, 2012
It was not unfriendly; it was, indeed, consistently respectful, almost reverential.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Sometimes it is conferred by an unfriendly and inconsiderate hand.The Devil's Dictionary
Mulready started and fixed him with a troubled and unfriendly stare.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
It must come to a friendly agreement, or an unfriendly crash.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
Wisdom will never let us stand with any man or men on an unfriendly footing.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
- not friendly; hostile
- unfavourable or disagreeable
- rare in an unfriendly manner
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Word Origin and History for unfriendly
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