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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unkindadjective

    lacking kindness

    "a thoughtless and unkind remark"; "the unkindest cut of all"


    kindly, openhearted, good-hearted, kind-hearted, benignant, gentle, charitable, benign, sympathetic, gracious, kindhearted, humane, kind, large-hearted, benevolent

  2. pitiless, unkindadjective

    deficient in humane and kindly feelings

    unpitying, ruthless, remorseless, pitiless

    sympathetic, benevolent, gracious, benign, humane, kind-hearted, kind, openhearted, gentle, kindly, good-hearted, charitable, large-hearted, benignant, kindhearted

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unkindadjective

    unfriendly, ungracious, unsympathizing, ungenial, unamiable, disobliging, harsh, cruel

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unkindadjective

    cruel, harsh, austere, rigorous, incompassionate, inclement, brutal

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  1. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    Nothing is too unreasonable nor too unkind for selfishness, acted upon by vanity.

  2. Nick Clegg:

    It is simply heartbreaking, clearly the results have been immeasurably more crushing and unkind than I could ever have feared.

  3. Jill Dictrow:

    [The show is] talking about sex the way I want to talk about it… so we can openly talk about what is going on behind the scenes and closed doors so people are having satisfying sexual relationships. [We’re] not talking about it in a way that is crude and unkind.

  4. Marsha Blackburn:

    He has had very unkind things to say about me.

  5. Kara Richardson Whitely:

    The third one, while it wasn't as glorious and easy as the first one, it was the most moving and life changing because of the fact that I used the hike to understand why over the years I was so unkind to myself with weight, it was about self acceptance; it was about knowing what I've been through and my past.

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