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unkind

[ uhn-kahynd ]
/ ʌnˈkaɪnd /
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adjective, un·kind·er, un·kind·est.

lacking in kindness or mercy; severe.

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Origin of unkind

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at un-1, kind1

OTHER WORDS FROM unkind

un·kind·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unkind

unkind
/ (ʌnˈkaɪnd) /

adjective

lacking kindness; unsympathetic or cruel
archaic, or dialect
  1. (of weather) unpleasant
  2. (of soil) hard to cultivate

Derived forms of unkind

unkindly, adverbunkindness, noun
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