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un·friend·ly

unfriendly

 
pronunciation:
uhn frend li
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: unfriendlier, unfriendliest
definition 1: not friendly; distant, unpleasant, or mean to other people.
The unfriendly dog bit its owner's leg.
antonyms:
affable, amiable, friendly, genial, neighborly, warm
similar words:
distant, hostile, ugly
definition 2: leading to a poor or harmful future; not welcoming.
Unfriendly weather caused the polar expedition to turn back.
antonyms:
favorable
similar words:
cool, hostile, ugly
derivation: unfriendliness (n.)
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The word unfriendly contains the following parts:
un-1 Old English prefix that means not
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The prefix un1 attaches to adjectives to create adjectives that mean the opposite of the base word.
synonyms:
dis-, de-, in-2
 
-ly2 Old English adjective-forming suffix that means like; every (when attached to times)
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The suffix -ly2attaches primarily to native English nouns to form adjectives.