Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not disposed to friendship.
  • adj. Indicating a bad prospect; unfavorable: unfriendly clouds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. not friendly; hostile; mean
  • adj. unfavourable

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not friendly; not kind or benevolent; hostile.
  • adj. Not favorable; not adapted to promote or support any object.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not friendly; not kind or benevolent; inimical: as, an unfriendly neighbor.
  • Not favorable; not adapted to promote or support any object.
  • Synonyms Hostile, inimical, antagonistic. See amicable.
  • In an unkind manner; not as a friend.

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

  • adj. not friendly
  • adj. very unfavorable to life or growth
  • adj. not easy to understand or use
  • adj. not disposed to friendship or friendliness

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Mr. Hernadi said Surgut would only be able to win representation on MOL's board if directors recommended Surgut's candidate to shareholders, a move that was unlikely considering what he called the unfriendly nature of the Surgut deal.

    Hungarian Oil Firm Wary of Russian Rival's Stake

  • Benedict urged Christians to invigorate efforts to spread their faith's message despite what he described as the unfriendly climate to Christianity in parts of the world.

    ajc.com - News

  • In August 2009, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev delayed sending Zurabov to Kiev over what he described as unfriendly policies pursued by his Ukrainian counterpart, Viktor Yushchenko.

    RIA Novosti

  • Benedict urged Christians to invigorate efforts to spread their faith's message despite what he described as the unfriendly climate to Christianity in parts of the world, The Washington Post reports.

    CathNews

  • But it's increasingly in unfriendly hands so we're more likely to just stop using it so much, a bit like Flo's horse-dung point

    Look How Clever We Are !

  • The Clinton campaign had long since ceased polling in unfriendly states, and now had to make do with guesswork.

    The Front-Runner’s Fall

  • If this is how the operation is starting, it's going to be interesting to see how the campaign goes in unfriendly territory.

    04/13/2005

  • Her action and noise he identified as unfriendly, and he became alert and watchful, prepared for whatever hostile act she might next commit.

    Jerry of the Islands

  • I don't think masochism is quite the word I'd use for Twilight, but I think both Bella and Edward are dislikable characters; Bella's weak and Edward's just plain unfriendly.

    March Christian Science Fiction & Fantasy Blog Tour

  • Consumers and lawmakers have criticized phone companies for what some have called unfriendly policies, including flat early-termination fees of up to $200.

    AT&T to Cut Plan-Exit Fees

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