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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unkind(adj)

    lacking kindness

    "a thoughtless and unkind remark"; "the unkindest cut of all"

  2. pitiless, unkind(adj)

    deficient in humane and kindly feelings


  1. unkind(Adjective)

    Having no race or kindred; childless.

  2. unkind(Adjective)

    Not kind; contrary to nature, or the law of kind or kindred; unnatural.

  3. unkind(Adjective)

    Wanting in kindness, sympathy, benevolence, gratitude, or the like; cruel; harsh; unjust; ungrateful.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unkind(adj)

    having no race or kindred; childless

  2. Unkind(adj)

    not kind; contrary to nature, or the law of kind or kindred; unnatural

  3. Unkind(adj)

    wanting in kindness, sympathy, benevolence, gratitude, or the like; cruel; harsh; unjust; ungrateful

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unkind

    un-kīnd′, adj. contrary to kind or nature: wanting in kindness: cruel.—n. Unkīnd′liness, want of kindliness.—adj. Unkīnd′ly, contrary to kind or nature: malignant: not kind.—adv. (Milt.) in a manner contrary to kind or nature: in an unkindly manner: cruelly.—n. Unkīnd′ness, want of kindness or affection: cruelty.—adj. Unkin′dred (obs.), not related.—adv. Unkin′dredly.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unkind in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unkind in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of unkind in a Sentence

  1. The Hitopadesa:

    A stranger who is kind is a kinsman; an unkind kinsman is a stranger.

  2. Deborah Moore:

    Dad taught me to always be appreciative of what you have, in fact, he would never say no to anyone who asked for an autograph. Even if it was at the most inconvenient moment, he ’d be so gracious and say yes. I remember he once said, ‘ These are the people who put me here ’ and that’s why he did it. He also taught me that it’s so easy to be kind and so hard to be unkind, because he always had so much love and respect for other people. He was such a good man.

  3. Anthony Seldon:

    Frightening impressionable undergraduates into believing that work alone is all-important is irresponsible, unkind and wrong-headed.

  4. Bill Leonard:

    It wouldve been worse if he had said no because it wouldve seemed unkind, and this was at least one way he could show his concern along with his visit, in this setting, where tragedy has occurred and where he comes for this brief visit, we need to have some grace about that for these folks.

  5. Al Capone:

    I’m a kind person, I’m kind to everyone, but if you are unkind to me, then kindness is not what you’ll remember me for.

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