Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not neighbourly; antisocial.

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

  • adj. not exhibiting the qualities expected in a friendly neighbor

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

un- +‎ neighbourly

Examples

  • "I don't say as they're actin 'unneighbourly in talking about the pleece, so long as they don't do no more than talk," said Beale, with studied fairness and moderation.

    Harding's Luck

  • Needless to say, it ought to be run as an isolated user (so it can only trash its own files), maybe in a chroot, and ideally on a machine without network access (for it could, in theory, open a network socket and do something unneighbourly :-).

    Snell-Pym » Fuzz testing

  • It was ugly; it interfered with the letting of proper-sized houses in the neighbourhood; it ruined the tone of the neighbourhood; it was unneighbourly; it was contrary to the Local

    The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth

  • These people, he said, would probably rest at some Parahuari village, where they would be sure to give a description of us, and so it might eventually come to the knowledge of our unneighbourly neighbour Runi that we had left

    Green Mansions

  • But, there may have been the drawback on this magnanimous morality, that its exponents held a true witness before Justice to be the next unneighbourly and accursed character to a false one.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • There has been lately a very great struggle between the two parties for the choice of these two magistrates, which had this amicable conclusion — namely, that they chose one of either side; so that neither party having the victory, it is to be hoped it may be a means to allay the heats and unneighbourly feuds which such things breed in towns so large as this is.

    A Tour through the Eastern Counties of England, 1722

  • As regards the tests that a youth must pass before he can get a degree, I found that they have no class lists, and discourage anything like competition among the students; this, indeed, they regard as self-seeking and unneighbourly.

    Erewhon

  • That unfriendly, unbrotherly, unneighbourly, as well as rash and unmannerly, Spurning of the Execution, and then sending it to

    John Adams diary 7, 21 March - 18 October 1761

  • John she at once attacked for his past coolness and unneighbourly conduct in abstaining from ever calling upon her; and he, when he had entered the parlour, and was met by Eleanor with just sufficient confusion and reserve to make her more than ever interesting, and with a warmth that quite overcame him, felt the old fire in his heart burning with redoubled fury.

    Fern Vale (Volume 1) or the Queensland Squatter

  • Though he never harmed the Indians, he grew discontented and unhappy, cross and peevish in his family, and sour and unneighbourly to all around him.

    Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 2 (of 3)

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.