unsympathizing love

Definitions

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  • adj. Failing to sympathize; lacking sympathy

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

  • adj. not showing or expressing sympathy

Etymologies

un- +‎ sympathizing (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The secret of our emotions never lies in the bare object, but in its subtle relations to our own past: no wonder the secret escapes the unsympathizing oberver, who might as well put on his spectacles to discern odours.

    Adam Bede

  • He was already enjoying that happiness when that little Napoleon had suddenly appeared with his unsympathizing look of shortsighted delight at the misery of others, and doubts and torments had followed, and only the heavens promised peace.

    War and Peace

  • Only to the very stupid, perverse, or unsympathizing, was he in the slightest degree dangerous.

    Villette

  • They looked on me with unsympathizing complacency, and often in wild accents I reproached them for their supreme indifference — for they were human shapes, the human form divine was manifest in each fairest limb and lineament.

    The Last Man

  • He, moving proudly past, enveloped as it were, in the rich music, with the procession of majestic and venerable fathers; he, so unattainable in his worldly position, and still more so in that far vista of his unsympathizing thoughts, through which she now beheld him!

    The Scarlet Letter

  • They looked on me with unsympathizing complacency, and often in wild accents I reproached them for their supreme indifference -- for they were. human shapes, the human form divine was manifest in each fairest limb and lineament ....

    Paley, "Apocalypse Without Millennium"

  • He must be of a very unsympathizing nature who does not feel for his brother, who, though sinful and deserving, is imprisoned, and excluded from the society of friends.

    The Twin Hells; a thrilling narrative of life in the Kansas and Missouri penitentiaries

  • It was not enough that her husband was a Catholic; he was also heartless, stoical, unsympathizing, and unloving.

    Hubert's Wife A Story for You

  • Her unsympathizing uncle seemed not to feel the loss, but appeared even more cold and churlish than ever.

    Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue

  • Parental instruction, counsel and rebuke, were alike unavailing, and he attained the years of manhood morose and unsympathizing in his disposition, avaricious and hard with his equals, and cruel and unjust towards his inferiors.

    Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue

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