- feeling or showing love; warmly affectionate; fond: loving glances.
Origin of loving
Related Words for unlovingforbidding, chilly, icy, cold, frosty, aloof, austere, cold-hearted, cool, formal, impotent, indifferent, inhibited, lifeless, passive, repellent, rigid, stiff, unapproachable, unbending
Examples from the Web for unloving
Contemporary Examples of unloving
Her resentful and unloving husband Edward Casubon, and the idealistic but impoverished Will Ladislaw.This Week’s Hot Reads: Jan. 27, 2014
January 27, 2014
Dean tries to reconnect with his mother, but she remains distant and unloving.Hollywood's Bad Mother Obsession
December 29, 2010
Historical Examples of unloving
A blessing on them as they go, softening our hard, unloving hearts!
I suggest that the beam in our eye is simply our unloving reaction to the other man's mote.The Calvary Road
It is dreadful to look forward to a cold, unloving existence.Helen and Arthur
Caroline Lee Hentz
Here it is the work of your own hearts, of your loving or unloving thoughts.Seen and Unseen
E. Katharine Bates
It is the first caress her unloving husband has ever offered her.Guy Kenmore's Wife and The Rose and the Lily
Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
- not feeling or showing love and affection
- feeling, showing, or indicating love and affection
Word Origin and History for unloving
Old English lufenda (see love (v.)). Loving cup is attested from 1808. Lovingkindness was Coverdale's word.
Idioms and Phrases with unloving
see tender loving care.