[ uhn-frend-lee ]
/ ʌnˈfrɛnd li /

adjective, un·friend·li·er, un·friend·li·est.

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

before 900; Middle English (adj.); Old English unfreondlīche (adv.). See un-1, friendly

Related forms

un·friend·li·ness, noun
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/ (ʌnˈfrɛndlɪ) /

adjective -lier or -liest

not friendly; hostile
unfavourable or disagreeable


rare in an unfriendly manner

Derived Forms

unfriendliness, noun
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