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Definition of unkind adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



unkind (to somebody/something) (to do something)
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 unpleasant or unfriendly; slightly cruel an unkind remark He was never actually unkind to them. It would be unkind to go without him. She never said anything unkind about anyone. opposite kind
adverb “That's your problem,” she remarked unkindly. “Don't be silly,” he said, not unkindly. I'm sure it wasn't meant unkindly.
noun [uncountable]
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