Definition of unkindly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈkaɪndli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈkaɪndli//
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in an unpleasant or unfriendly way; in a slightly cruel way ‘That's your problem,’ she remarked unkindly. ‘Don’t be silly,’ he said, not unkindly. I’m sure it wasn’t meant unkindly. opposite kindly (1)