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- adj. Not accomodating
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Those which have acquired an opposed or contrary, instead of a merely negative, meaning; ; or else an intensive sense more than a prefixed not would express.
- Those which have the value of independent words, inasmuch as the simple words are either not used at all, or are rarely, or at least much less frequently, used; as, unavoidable, unconscionable, undeniable, unspeakable, unprecedented, unruly, and the like; or inasmuch as they are used in a different sense from the usual meaning of the primitive, or especially in one of the significations of the latter; as, unaccountable, unalloyed, unbelieving, unpretending, unreserved, and the like; or inasmuch as they are so frequently and familiarly used that they are hardly felt to be of negative origin; as, uncertain, uneven, and the like.
- Those which are anomalous, provincial, or, for some other reason, not desirable to be used, and are so indicated.
- Un- is prefixed to nouns to express the absence of, or the contrary of, that which the noun signifies; as, unbelief, unfaith, unhealth, unrest, untruth, and the like.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. offering no assistance
- adj. not accommodating
The owners of paradise.com and utopia.com were similarly unaccommodating.
But lawyers at one firm familiar with Glaxo's program criticized it as unaccommodating in requiring firms to specify time and labor estimates that—particularly for convoluted, higher-stakes work—are extremely variable.
Misfits may be perfectly fine pegs in a world of unaccommodating holes.
They routinely confront verbal, physical, and emotional assault in and around the buildings purported to be their safe havens, often while already struggling with issues of self-worth precipitated by an unaccommodating society.
She says Peters was "brusque and unaccommodating" when she told residents that the designs were too far along to make major changes.
McCain went on to complain over Twitter about the unaccommodating staff of the MGM Grand, who allegedly butchered her reservation.
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As a response to his predecessor's religious-right pandering, and his "your either with us or with the terrorists" divisive tactics, and his unaccommodating, unyielding and non-introspective world view and policy-making, one might have thought that Obama would slant more towards the Constitutional First Amendment of Separation of Church and State, and forgo 60 years of Beltway Insider "Prayer Breakfasts" on principle alone.
Upon entering Billy's dorm for the first time, he found himself apologizing about his quite plain, rather unaccommodating bed - a twin with two pillows and a comforter.
The studies are not rigorous because both sides are seeking a conclusion they want to reach, and view this empirical question through very unaccommodating lenses.
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