Definition of unkind in English:



  • 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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He was unkind to Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, while devoting a whole essay to the adroit but decidedly lesser The Hidden Fortress.’
    • ‘When someone insults us or does something unkind to us, an internal formation is created in our consciousness.’
    • ‘It would be unkind to force you to speak of your torment twice.’
    • ‘In the meantime, they were not unkind to him, and their greatest offense was his captivity.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Once again we find that nature is unkind to simplistic formulations.’
    • ‘This minister and this government have never sought to be unfair or unkind to the teaching profession.’
    • ‘It is cruel and unkind to go through them yet again.’
    • ‘Television is brutal and unkind to yesterday's rock stars.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘So far fate has been very unkind to the four of them.’
    • ‘Farmers are always getting the blame for being unkind to the Environment, where in the majority of cases, the farmers are blameless.’
    • ‘She had never been one to argue back or be unkind to anyone.’
    • ‘Rapid agricultural development has been unkind to the land.’
    • ‘Rounding up, Salih stressed that it would be foolish and unkind to turn down laurels bestowed by those who appreciated your work.’
    • ‘The policy of the ostrich prevails - though saying that that is probably unkind to ostriches.’
    • ‘Perhaps it would be gratuitously unkind to compare the intellects and depth of the two presidents.’
    • ‘The indifferent look on my face is only there because people like you are being unkind to me and I can't fight back.’
    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, inhuman
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