What is another word for unfriendly?

Synonyms for unfriendly
ʌnˈfrɛnd liun·friend·ly

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  1. unfriendlyadjective


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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unfriendly

    inhospitable, ungenial, unkind, disobliging

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unfriendlyadjective

    not easy to understand or use


    uncongenial, hostile, inimical

    amiable, companionate, friendly, hospitable, palsy-walsy, informal, neighbourly, matey, affable, pally, hail-fellow-well-met, cozy, couthy, amicable, social, hail-fellow, chummy, cordial, neighborly, comradely, genial, intimate, couthie

  2. unfriendlyadjective

    not disposed to friendship or friendliness

    "an unfriendly coldness of manner"; "an unfriendly action to take"

    uncongenial, hostile, inimical

    friendly, couthy, hospitable, comradely, companionate, cozy, amicable, couthie, cordial, neighbourly, hail-fellow-well-met, chummy, affable, matey, genial, amiable, intimate, hail-fellow, informal, neighborly, social, pally, palsy-walsy

  3. unfriendly, inimicaladjective

    not friendly

    "an unfriendly act of aggression"; "an inimical critic"

    uncongenial, hostile, inimical

    companionate, genial, chummy, cozy, pally, hail-fellow, couthy, friendly, social, intimate, neighbourly, palsy-walsy, cordial, comradely, hospitable, amiable, hail-fellow-well-met, informal, neighborly, amicable, couthie, matey, affable

  4. hostile, uncongenial, unfriendlyadjective

    very unfavorable to life or growth

    "a hostile climate"; "an uncongenial atmosphere"; "an uncongenial soil"; "the unfriendly environment at high altitudes"

    uncongenial, hostile, incompatible, inimical

    comradely, hail-fellow-well-met, palsy-walsy, chummy, hail-fellow, amiable, genial, cordial, matey, informal, couthy, social, friendly, couthie, hospitable, amicable, companionate, neighborly, neighbourly, pally, cozy, affable, intimate

Editors Contribution

  1. not kind

    Submitted by anonymous on November 17, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unfriendlyadjective

    unkind, hostile, inimical, malevolent, antagonistic

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unfriendlyadjective

    hostile, ill-disposed, inimical, malign, unamicable, disaffected, alienated, estranged, antagonistic, unfavorable, adverse

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How to use unfriendly in a sentence?

  1. Samantha Maness:

    I have seen and heard (Hicks) be very unfriendly to a lot of people in this community.

  2. John Hannah:

    Too many times, too many administrations, every president eventually gets mugged by reality on this and comes to the conclusion that as hard as it is to live with Saudi Arabia as close partners, given the huge gap in values that exists between the two societies, it's even much harder to have to deal with them as potential adversaries or as an unfriendly country, they just remain too important.

  3. Sarah Palin:

    I think a lot about the Department of Energy, because energy is my baby, oil and gas and minerals, those things that God has dumped on this part of the Earth for mankind's use, instead of relying on unfriendly foreign nations for us to import their resources, and if I were head of that.

  4. John Andrew Holmes:

    The universe is not hostile, nor yet is it unfriendly. It is simply indifferent.

  5. David Viscott:

    To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again.

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