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Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being unfriendly.
  • n. An unfriendly act.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being unfriendly; want of kindness; disfavor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. dislike experienced as an absence of friendliness
  • n. an unfriendly disposition

Etymologies

unfriendly +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This Proclamation was a praiseworthy document, stating the grievances of the American settlers, namely unfriendliness and threats of expulsion, also declaring the justice of overthrowing a government which had confiscated mission property calling upon the assistance of peace-loving citizens of California and promising not to molest persons who had not taken up arms.

    Chimes of Mission Bells; an historical sketch of California and her missions

  • As you may know , Toronto has a less than stellar reputation with the rest of the country, and "unfriendliness" is high on the list of complaints.

    Happy Hours and Golden Showers

  • "Numerous problems have been identified in current key management methodologies, including the lack of guidance, inadequate scalability of the methods used to distribute keys, and user dissatisfaction because of the 'unfriendliness' of these methods," the report states.

    Government Computer News Current Issue

  • A TOURIST has blasted Albury for its "unfriendliness" after he was told to stop camping in a van at Noreuil Park.

    The Border Mail

  • This kind of unfriendliness can be likened to the attitude that Uyghurs get in a big city like Beijing or Shanghai.

    Danwei - Media, Advertising, and Urban Life in China

  • As for my unfriendliness, I guessed it had something to do with the soon-to-be overcooked cake and ... perhaps ... a lot to do with the not-so-little girl.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • There are times when skepticism, unfriendliness, and downright misanthropy are called for.

    Co-operation Hormone?, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • If an unsuspecting Cameroonian landed in New York City, he would be floored by our relative unfriendliness.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Those low on extroversion should be mindful that their reserve may be misinterpreted as unfriendliness or arrogance.

    Measure Your Entrepreneurial Instinct

  • What was fascinating was the nearly identical rhythm of the unfriendliness in both camps: the vague doubts, something that the speaker could not quite articulate that made him or her distrust Obama or despise Clinton.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

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