unkindly

[ uhn-kahynd-lee ]
/ ʌnˈkaɪnd li /

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

not kindly; unkind; ill-natured.
inclement or bleak, as weather or climate.
unfavorable for crops: unkindly soil.

adverb

in an unkind manner.

Nearby words

  1. unkenned,
  2. unkennel,
  3. unkept,
  4. unkind,
  5. unkindest cut,
  6. unknightly,
  7. unknit,
  8. unknot,
  9. unknowable,
  10. unknowing

Origin of unkindly

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at un-1, kindly

Related formsun·kind·li·ness, noun

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