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- n. unkindness
- n. An unkind act.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Unkindness; disservice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Want of kindness; unkindness; want of affection.
- n. An ill turn; an injury; a detriment.
But this kindness proved no kindness, nay a great diskindness; by letting him into the high priest's hall, he let him into temptation, and the consequence was bad.
They believed in Christ, but because of the Pharisees, who had it in their power to do them a diskindness, they durst not confess him for fear of being excommunicated.
Note, The providence of God is to be acknowledged, both by husbandmen in the fields and travellers upon the road, in every shower of rain, whether it does them a kindness of a diskindness.
Many who would not wilfully hurt those who stand in their light, or have done them a diskindness, yet are secretly pleased and laugh in their sleeve (as we say) when hurt is done them.
They contrives ways of doing mischief to good people (whom they hated for their goodness), especially to those that faithfully reproved them (Isa.xxix. 21), or to those that stood in the way of their preferment or whom they supposed to have affronted them or done them a diskindness, or to those whose estates they coveted; so Jezebel ensnared Naboth for his vineyard.
With what heart-burnings then must any nation see themselves obliged to contribute to the support of a set of men of whose incapacity to serve them they are well apprized, and who do their country a double diskindness, by being themselves employed in posts to which they are unequal, and by keeping others out of those employments for which they are qualified! "