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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."
Word Parts  About this feature
The word unkind contains the following part:
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