Definitions

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

  • adj. Not kindly; unkind.
  • adv. In an unkind manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In an unkind manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not kindly; unkind; ungracious.
  • adj. Unnatural; contrary to nature.
  • adj. Unfavorable; annoying; malignant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Unnatural; contrary to nature.
  • Unfavorable; malignant.
  • Not kindly; unkind; ungracious: as, an unkindly manner.
  • In a manner contrary to nature; unnaturally.
  • In an unkind manner; without kindness or affection; ungraciously.

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

  • adj. lacking in sympathy and kindness
  • adv. in an unkind manner or with unkindness

Etymologies

unkind +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Its quite plain significance -- to any but those thugs (I do not use the term unkindly) is, that Shakespeare had no prominence while he lived, and none until he had been dead two or three generations.

    Is Shakespeare Dead?

  • -- to any but those thugs (I do not use the term unkindly) is, that

    Bacon is Shake-Speare

  • No nice, normal-minded person could remember, or morbidly want to remember, the name unkindly given by Julius Cæsar to Noyon, when he had besieged it.

    Everyman's Land

  • Sometimes referred to unkindly as the grande horizontale, Princess Marthe Bibesco was beautiful, talented, intelligent, and “knew” everybody in Europe from royals to politicos.

    American Connections

  • Though you do not let the boys bully me, yet if you treat me unkindly, that is to me a great deal worse.

    Life of Lord Byron

  • The court said that even in a state that still looks "unkindly" on thievery in a $15 billion industry - and noting it used to be the kind of thing settled with a rope over a tree limb - such a large damages award was too much and should be recalculated to something more

    Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

  • AUSTIN (AP) - The Texas Supreme Court on Friday struck down a $1.25 million jury award in a case involving a ranching feud, a drought and wandering cattle improperly sold for about state that still looks "unkindly" on thievery in a $15 billion industry - and noting it used to be the kind of thing settled with a rope over a tree limb - such a large damages award was too much and should be recalculated to something more "modest."

    Brownsville Herald :

  • "unkindly" on thievery in a $15 billion industry that in the old days might have been settled with a rope over a tree limb.

    Dallas / Fort Worth news, weather, sports, traffic and video from cbs11tv.com

  • FIA Presidential candidate John Todt has, rather unkindly, been dubbed Jean Toad by his enemies.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Ebell, somewhat unkindly, reminds us not to "forget Newt Gingrich's television ad with former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on behalf of Al Gore's We Can Solve It campaign to enact cap-and-trade and other energy-rationing policies."

    Even Obama mega-bundlers must play nice

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