Unkind meaning

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The definition of unkind is cruel or inconsiderate of others.

An example of someone unkind is a very strict, mean school principal.

An example of something unkind is a person taking a treat from the hand of a child.

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Lacking kindness; inconsiderate or unsympathetic.
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Not kind.
  • Not sympathetic to or considerate of others.
  • Harsh, severe, cruel, rigorous, etc.
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Not kind; contrary to nature or type; unnatural. [From 13thC.]
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Harsh; severe.

Unkind winters.

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Lacking kindness, sympathy, benevolence, gratitude, or similar; cruel, harsh or unjust; ungrateful. [From mid-14thC.]
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Origin of unkind

  • From un- +"Ž kind.

    From Wiktionary