Definition of unfriendly in English:



  • Not friendly.

    ‘she shot him an unfriendly glance’
    ‘Mildred felt unfriendly toward her’
    ‘environmentally unfriendly activities’
    • ‘It was surprisingly warm, considering the unfriendly grey skies.’
    • ‘When a vicar asks a young chap why he does not like where he lives, he replies the people are unfriendly and the town is a dirty and unwelcoming place.’
    • ‘Which is not to say that we should create disharmony and be unfriendly with our friends and relatives, and with other people.’
    • ‘It refers to the unfriendly stare and unkind glances we sometimes get from people around us.’
    • ‘I've never met such a snobbish, selfish, unfriendly, rude lot in all my life.’
    • ‘This period has been combined with an increasingly unfriendly attitude towards parents.’
    • ‘My initial reaction was that he was unfriendly or unsocial, but that was far from the case.’
    • ‘Heather said cotton is one of the world's most environmentally unfriendly crops because of the chemicals used by farmers.’
    • ‘Hayley seemed very distant and unfriendly, and she couldn't place her finger on why.’
    • ‘Several friendly and unfriendly airforces were abroad, on hire to continental corporations.’
    • ‘I feel like skulking in the back row and being cold and unfriendly.’
    • ‘They mean much more for the disabled children, who grow with a social stigma in an unfriendly environment.’
    • ‘Any friendly aspect or unfriendly connection between these two is then said to reflect upon the relationship of the lovers.’
    • ‘I've come to realise how unfriendly and un-approachable it must make me appear when I avoid looking at people.’
    • ‘London is a notoriously unfriendly place for the new arrival.’
    • ‘The report criticises local planners for being unfriendly to firms offering water-based recreation.’
    • ‘The night-life was pricey, dressy and a touch unfriendly, if I am honest.’
    • ‘It has all the elements of one of his books: a cold, unfriendly world, full of horrible children.’
    • ‘They're an eclectic bunch, occasionally laconic but never unfriendly.’
    • ‘No pranks, no unfriendly friends, no having to sit with the adults at the kitchen table, just me and my best friend.’
    hostile, disagreeable, misanthropic, antagonistic, aggressive
    unfavourable, disadvantageous, unpropitious, inauspicious, hostile, inimical, uncongenial, negative, alien, damaging, destructive
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