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un·kind

unkind

 
pronunciation:
uhn kaInd
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: unkinder, unkindest
definition: not kind or sympathetic; harsh.
Her unkind remark about my new haircut hurt my feelings.
synonyms:
harsh
antonyms:
decent, kind, kindly
similar words:
callous, heartless, ill, inconsiderate, insensitive, nasty, severe
derivation: unkindness (n.)
Word History
In Old English, the word unkind meant "unnatural" or "not what is expected from one's own people or family."
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