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unkind

[uhn-kahynd] /ʌnˈkaɪnd/
adjective, unkinder, unkindest.
1.
lacking in kindness or mercy; severe.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English; see un-1, kind1
Related forms
unkindness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unkindness

unkind

/ʌnˈkaɪnd/
adjective
1.
lacking kindness; unsympathetic or cruel
2.
(archaic or dialect)
  1. (of weather) unpleasant
  2. (of soil) hard to cultivate
Derived Forms
unkindly, adverb
unkindness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unkindness

unkind

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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