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unneighbourliness

Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being unneighbourly.

Etymologies

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unneighbourly +‎ -ness

Examples

  • M'Iver, looking fresh and spruce after his cleansing, though his eyes were small for want of sleep, aroused at once to an interest in the cause of this unneighbourliness.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • They came, for the most part, of the indigenous Berber population, and were not naturally disposed to intolerance or unneighbourliness.

    The Story of the Barbary Corsairs

  • Marshal Crow's innate love for the spectacular alone explains the unneighbourliness of the two establishments.

    The Daughter of Anderson Crow

  • The yeoman's pride struggled out in this obscure way to vindicate his unneighbourliness and the seclusion of his daughters from the society of girls of their age and condition; nor was it hard for Rhoda to assure him, as she earnestly did, that he had acted rightly.

    Rhoda Fleming — Volume 1

  • "Fate is opposed to our unneighbourliness!" said Mr. Wingfold.

    There & Back

  • An epidemic of unneighbourliness is sweeping the nation, with Shania Twain making eardrums bleed in Newcastle and garden wind chimes prompting a bitter feud in east London.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • We, of course, were all in the joke, and watched Mr Brown with great glee as he stole stealthily up to Mick's hammock and let fly a shower of blows on the supposed intruder's body, accompanying the caning with some pertinent remarks of a very forcible nature anent the offender's want of manners and unneighbourliness towards a brother shipmate; whereupon we all burst into a regular guffaw, and Mick sought refuge in flight on the exposure of his little plot before Mr Brown could pay him out.

    Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy

  • Susan Lake, chairman of the Headington Hill residents 'association, said: "We regret that the architect had not been directed to drastically cut the material elements that enshrine unneighbourliness and unsuitability to a residential and conservation area.

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