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Synonyms for unsympathetic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unsympathetic(adj)

    not sympathetic or disposed toward

    "unsympathetic officialdom"; "people unsympathetic to the revolution"; "his dignity made him seem aloof and unsympathetic"

    Synonyms:
    closed, disagreeable, unlikeable, unkindly, unlikable, unappealing

    Antonyms:
    sympathetic, empathic, congenial, appealing, empathetic, receptive, commiserative, condolent, open, likable, likeable, kind

  2. unsympathetic, unappealing, unlikeable, unlikable(adj)

    (of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelings

    "all the characters were peculiarly unsympathetic"

    Synonyms:
    closed, disagreeable, unlikeable, unkindly, unlikable, unappealing

    Antonyms:
    kind, likable, sympathetic, commiserative, empathic, condolent, empathetic, receptive, likeable, open, congenial, appealing

  3. closed, unsympathetic(adj)

    not having an open mind

    "a closed mind unreceptive to new ideas"

    Synonyms:
    unlikable, unlikeable, shut, closed, unkindly, closed in(p), unappealing, disagreeable, unopen, closed(a)

    Antonyms:
    kind, appealing, empathetic, open, commiserative, receptive, likable, condolent, sympathetic, congenial, empathic, likeable

  4. unkindly, unsympathetic(adj)

    lacking in sympathy and kindness

    "unkindly ancts"

    Synonyms:
    closed, disagreeable, unlikeable, unkindly, unlikable, unappealing

    Antonyms:
    empathic, empathetic, congenial, kind, commiserative, likeable, sympathetic, condolent, open, receptive, appealing, likable

  5. disagreeable, unsympathetic(adj)

    not agreeing with your tastes or expectations

    "found the task disagreeable and decided to abandon it"; "a job temperamentally unsympathetic to him"

    Synonyms:
    closed, disagreeable, unlikeable, unkindly, unlikable, unappealing

    Antonyms:
    likeable, empathetic, congenial, open, likable, receptive, kind, sympathetic, commiserative, appealing, empathic, condolent

Editors Contribution

  1. pollyannaish

    because the concept of pollyannaish shows foolish optimistism and is therefore unrealistic and unfeeling.

    at the death of her husband, her neighbor chirped in a pollyannaish way "well, cheer up because he's no longer in pain".

    Submitted by jnftaylor91 on July 9, 2019  

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "unsympathetic":

    insensitive, indifferent

How to pronounce unsympathetic?

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#22833insensitive
#24087indifferent
#55808disagreeable
#84577unsympathetic
#92744unappealing
#175249unkindly
#199763unlikable
#255010unlikeable

How to use unsympathetic in a sentence?

  1. Mark Brophy:

    I really only found it odd that she would consider [Anonymous] an insurgency, i didn't know that she was particularly sympathetic or unsympathetic to them, only that she thought they were something of the wave of the future, which I thought was a bit peculiar.

  2. Witold Walczak:

    We don't believe the Pennsylvania judge who refused to annul this adoption was unsympathetic.

  3. Subhash Pokhrel:

    Studies show that there is often an unsympathetic public attitude to breastfeeding outside of the home, an acceptance of formula feeding as a normal and safe way to feed babies, a lack of expertise and experience of breastfeeding among health service staff, women’s choice to start or to continue to breastfeed is therefore constrained by the culture and community in which they live.


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