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unfriendly

[ uhn-frend-lee ]
/ ʌnˈfrɛnd li /
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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.

adverb

in an unfriendly manner.

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Nearby words

unfree, unfreeze, unfrequented, unfriend, unfriended, unfriendly, unfrock, unfroze, unfruitful, unfulfilled, unfunded

Origin of unfriendly

before 900; Middle English (adj.); Old English unfreondlīche (adv.). See un-1, friendly
Related formsun·friend·li·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unfriendly

unfriendly

/ (ʌnˈfrɛndlɪ) /

adjective -lier or -liest

not friendly; hostile
unfavourable or disagreeable

adverb

rare in an unfriendly manner
Derived Formsunfriendliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unfriendly

unfriendly


adj.

early 15c., "not characteristic of friends," from un- (1) "not" + friendly. Cf. Middle Dutch onvriendelijc, Middle High German unvriuntlich, German unfreundlich. Meaning "hostile, inimical" is recorded from late 15c. Related: Unfriendliness.

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