unfeeling

[uhn-fee-ling]
adjective
1.
not feeling; devoid of feeling; insensible or insensate.
2.
unsympathetic; callous: an intelligent but unfeeling man.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English; Old English unfelende. See un-1, feel, -ing2

unfeelingly, adverb
unfeelingness, noun


1. numb. 2. hardhearted. See hard.


2. sympathetic.
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unfeeling (ʌnˈfiːlɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  without sympathy; callous
2.  without physical feeling or sensation
 
un'feelingly
 
adv
 
un'feelingness
 
n

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unfeeling
late O.E., "having no sensation," from un- (1) "not" + feeling (see feel). Meaning "devoid of kindly or tender feelings" is recorded from 1596.
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Example sentences
Her sorrows can only have been compounded by living with an irascible, unfeeling, overbearing husband.
Abstract and unfeeling language often offends people.
Violent, unfeeling, and aggressive characters are portrayed as the epitome of masculinity.
It is better to let a tear fall than to appear cold and unfeeling.
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