Definitions

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  • adv. In an unfeeling manner; without concern or regard for feelings.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an unfeeling or cruel manner.
  • Without perception or comprehension.

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

  • adv. without compassionate feelings
  • adv. in a callous way

Etymologies

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unfeeling +‎ -ly

Examples

  • In place of the conventional image of Olmsted as idealistic social reformer, he portrays an imperious and disagreeable workaholic, who repeatedly transplanted his family as unfeelingly as he would any sapling.

    Meaning In a Meadow

  • Of not turning into a dead-eyed zombie, stumbling unfeelingly through life.

    At the Outfitters Still…Getting Ready for 2010 « Looking for Roots

  • Hoarders who are suddenly and unfeelingly stripped of their possessions -- whether they be grand pianos or gum wrappers -- may become suicidal.

    Book World: Carolyn See reviews 'Stuff,' by Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee

  • It's important not to just toss the old overboard carelessly and unfeelingly because this would fail to honor the part it played in your life at the time.

    William Horden: Inner Activism: 3 Tricks To Starting Over

  • Yes in vain might we search our vocabulary and be disappointed still in finding language that would express in proper terms the baseness of this principle, that would describe the polluted heart of him or hear who could thus unfeelingly and without a fear reduce inch by inch an innocent being to the lowest grades of degradation.

    Letter from Mary Houston to Young John Allen,September 14, 1855

  • Even now, the wind blew unfeelingly over him as he lay scanning with the binoculars.

    Polar Bear

  • Even my friends allow, and that I have found a rare thing, that he has behaved badly towards me, and, to my mind, unfeelingly towards the memory of Keats.

    New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn

  • Besides, a little vacation never hurt anyone, the lawyer concluded unfeelingly.

    Sudden Rain

  • She was now wholly confirmed that he had wronged her with Mr Delvile; she could not have two enemies so malignant without provocation, and he who so unfeelingly could dissolve a union at the very altar, could alone have the baseness to calumniate her so cruelly.

    Cecilia

  • Accident, by throwing into my hands this last letter to the uncle whose goodness you have most unwarrantably and unfeelingly abused, has given birth to an investigation, by which I have arrived at the discovery of the long course of rapacity by which you have pillaged from the same source.

    Camilla

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