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  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. Michelle Mindlin:

    If he liked you, you were treated well, but if he didn’t, he could be very unkind.

  2. Marsha Blackburn:

    He has had very unkind things to say about me.

  3. Deborah Moore:

    Dad taught me to always be appreciative of what you have, in fact, he would never say no to anyone who asked for an autograph. Even if it was at the most inconvenient moment, he ’d be so gracious and say yes. I remember he once said, ‘ These are the people who put me here ’ and that’s why he did it. He also taught me that it’s so easy to be kind and so hard to be unkind, because he always had so much love and respect for other people. He was such a good man.

  4. Al Capone:

    I’m a kind person, I’m kind to everyone, but if you are unkind to me, then kindness is not what you’ll remember me for.

  5. Jennifer Aniston:

    I think that it comes from growing up in a household that was destabilized and felt unsafe, watching adults being unkind to each other, and witnessing certain things about human behavior that made me think: I dont want to do that. I dont want to be that. I dont want to experience this feeling Im having in my body right now. I dont want anyone else that I ever come in contact with ever to feel that.

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