What does unkindly mean?

Definitions for unkindly
ʌnˈkaɪnd liun·kind·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unkindly, unsympatheticadverb

    lacking in sympathy and kindness

    "unkindly ancts"

  2. unkindlyadverb

    in an unkind manner or with unkindness

    "The teacher treats the children unkindly"


  1. unkindlyadverb

    In an unkind manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unkindlyadjective

    Etymology: un and kind.

    They, with their filthiness,
    Polluted this same gentle soil long time,
    That their own mother loath’d their beastliness,
    And ’gan abhor her brood’s unkindly crime,
    All were they born of her own native slime. Fairy Queen.

    All works of nature,
    Abortive, monstrous, or unkindly mix’d. John Milton.

    The goddess, that in rural shrine,
    Dwell’st here with Pan, or Sylvan, by blest song
    Forbidding every bleak, unkindly fog,
    To touch the prosperous growth of this tall wood. John Milton.

  2. Unkindlyadverb

    Without kindness; without affection.

    The herd, unkindly wife,
    Or chaces him from thence, or from him flies. John Denham.

    If we unkindly part,
    Will not the poor fond creature break her heart. Dryden.


  1. unkindly

    Unkindly refers to an action, behavior, or attitude that lacks kindness, compassion or care; it often includes elements of meanness, cruelty, harshness, or insensitivity. It can also refer to an unpleasant or unfavorable condition or environment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unkindlyadjective

    not kindly; unkind; ungracious

  2. Unkindlyadjective

    unnatural; contrary to nature

  3. Unkindlyadjective

    unfavorable; annoying; malignant

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unkindly in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unkindly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of unkindly in a Sentence

  1. Omar Khayyam:

    To friends and eke to foes true kindness show; No kindly heart unkindly deeds will do; Harshness will alienate a bosom friend. And kindness reconcile a deadly foe.

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