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Meaning of UNKIND

Pronunciation:  un'kInd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (of circumstances; especially weather) causing suffering; "brutal weather"; "northern winters can be cruel"; "a cruel world"; "a harsh climate"; "a rigorous climate"; "unkind winters"
  2. [adj]  lacking or showing kindness or compassion or mercy
  3. [adj]  deficient in humane and kindly feelings
  4. [adj]  lacking kindness; "a thoughtless and unkind remark"; "the unkindest cut of all"

UNKIND is a 6 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: brutal, cruel, cutting, edged, hard, harsh, heartless, hurtful, inhumane, pitiless, rigorous, stinging, unkindly, unsympathetic
 Antonyms: kind
 See Also: malign, merciless, unmerciful



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Un*kind"\, a. [See {Kin} kindred.]
    Having no race or kindred; childless. [Obs. & R.] --Shak.
  2. \Un*kind"\, a.
    1. Not kind; contrary to nature, or the law of kind or
       kindred; unnatural. [Obs.] ``Such unkind abominations.''
    2. Wanting in kindness, sympathy, benevolence, gratitude, or
       the like; cruel; harsh; unjust; ungrateful.
             He is unkind that recompenseth not; but he is most
             unkind that forgetteth.               --Sir T.
       -- {Un*kind"ly}, adv. -- {Un*kind"ness}, n.