unkindness

unkind

[uhn-kahynd]
adjective, unkinder, unkindest.
lacking in kindness or mercy; severe.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English; see un-1, kind1

unkindness, noun
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unkind (ʌnˈkaɪnd)
 
adj
1.  lacking kindness; unsympathetic or cruel
2.  archaic, dialect or
 a.  (of weather) unpleasant
 b.  (of soil) hard to cultivate
 
un'kindly
 
adv
 
un'kindness
 
n

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unkind
early 13c. (implied in unkindly), "strange, foreign, unnatural," from un- (1) "not" + kind. Meaning "lacking in kindness" is recorded from mid-14c.
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