unkind


unkind

adjective, un·kind·er, un·kind·est.

  1. lacking in kindness or mercy; severe.

adjective

  1. lacking kindness; unsympathetic or cruel
  2. archaic, or dialect
    1. (of weather) unpleasant
    2. (of soil) hard to cultivate

adj.early 13c. (implied in unkindly), “strange, foreign, unnatural,” from un- (1) “not” + kind (adj.). Meaning “lacking in kindness” is recorded from mid-14c. Related: Unkindly; unkindness.

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