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unfriendly

[uhn-frend-lee] /ʌnˈfrɛnd li/
adjective, unfriendlier, unfriendliest.
1.
not amicable; not friendly or kindly in disposition; unsympathetic; aloof:
an unfriendly coldness of manner.
2.
hostile; antagonistic:
an unfriendly act of aggression.
3.
unfavorable; inhospitable or inimical, as an environment:
an unfriendly climate for new ideas.
adverb
4.
in an unfriendly manner.
Origin of unfriendly
900
before 900; Middle English (adj.); Old English unfreondlīche (adv.). See un-1, friendly
Related forms
unfriendliness, noun
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unfriendly

/ʌnˈfrɛndlɪ/
adjective -lier, -liest
1.
not friendly; hostile
2.
unfavourable or disagreeable
adverb
3.
(rare) in an unfriendly manner
Derived Forms
unfriendliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unfriendly
adj.

early 15c., "not characteristic of friends," from un- (1) "not" + friendly. Cf. Middle Dutch onvriendelijc, Middle High German unvriuntlich, German unfreundlich. Meaning "hostile, inimical" is recorded from late 15c. Related: Unfriendliness.

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