Definition of unkindly in US English:



  • See unkind

    • ‘She bore him three children - then found him gradually moving emotionally away from her, not unkindly, but with a cruel determination.’
    • ‘‘They're good musicians,’ she says, not unkindly.’
    • ‘I entered a hazy phase where I was ‘holding court’ a little using the continuous, free-association form of discourse that my wife unkindly refers to as wittering.’
    • ‘Thank you for staying my hand when I was tempted to pen a nasty review of someone who'd written unkindly about my books.’
    • ‘Even possible allies may view the hostile takeover unkindly.’