Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Inconsiderate and harsh to others.‘you were terribly unkind to her’‘he was the butt of some unkind jokes’‘it was unkind of her to criticize’
uncharitable, unpleasant, disagreeable, nasty, mean, mean-spirited, cruel, vicious, spiteful, malicious, malevolent, harsh, callous, pitiless, ruthless, unsympathetic, unfeeling, compassionless, uncaring, snide, shabby, hurtful, wounding, upsetting, ill-natured, hard-hearted, heartless, cold-hearted, merciless, brutal, savage, inhumanView synonyms
- ‘It is cruel and unkind to go through them yet again.’
- ‘Television is brutal and unkind to yesterday's rock stars.’
- ‘He was unkind to Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, while devoting a whole essay to the adroit but decidedly lesser The Hidden Fortress.’
- ‘Perhaps it would be gratuitously unkind to compare the intellects and depth of the two presidents.’
- ‘Once again we find that nature is unkind to simplistic formulations.’
- ‘The indifferent look on my face is only there because people like you are being unkind to me and I can't fight back.’
- ‘My husband's family has been unkind to me in the past and I want them to know I will not put up with this hurtful behavior anymore.’
- ‘She had never been one to argue back or be unkind to anyone.’
- ‘Rounding up, Salih stressed that it would be foolish and unkind to turn down laurels bestowed by those who appreciated your work.’
- ‘Rapid agricultural development has been unkind to the land.’
- ‘The policy of the ostrich prevails - though saying that that is probably unkind to ostriches.’
- ‘So far fate has been very unkind to the four of them.’
- ‘This minister and this government have never sought to be unfair or unkind to the teaching profession.’
- ‘It would be unkind to force you to speak of your torment twice.’
- ‘You call me in to see, and I explain that it would be unkind to leave it there: it might crawl to the floor; we must take care that no one squashes it.’
- ‘When someone insults us or does something unkind to us, an internal formation is created in our consciousness.’
- ‘Australians are trained to dread invasion and yet cannot stomach being unkind to any stranger.’
- ‘Heck, you might even be as unkind to note that the work is a tad dated.’
- ‘In the meantime, they were not unkind to him, and their greatest offense was his captivity.’
- ‘Farmers are always getting the blame for being unkind to the Environment, where in the majority of cases, the farmers are blameless.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.