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unkindly

[uhn-kahynd-lee] /ʌnˈkaɪnd li/
adjective, unkindlier, unkindliest.
1.
not kindly; unkind; ill-natured.
2.
inclement or bleak, as weather or climate.
3.
unfavorable for crops:
unkindly soil.
adverb
4.
in an unkind manner.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English; see un-1, kindly
Related forms
unkindliness, noun
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  • As for her trainee, he was photographed with milk-white shanks exposed unkindly to the elements.
  • unkindly, there are no places to sit anywhere in the show.
  • Cruel stepsisters taunt the heroine and treat her unkindly.
  • But he has not done it unkindly and the life of the burnt-umber natives is one of ease, comparatively speaking.

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