Definition of unfriendly in US English:

unfriendly

adjective

  • Not friendly.

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

unfriendly

/ˌənˈfren(d)lē//ˌənˈfrɛn(d)li/