Definitions

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  • adjective not sympathetic

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  • adjective not having an open mind
  • adjective not agreeing with your tastes or expectations
  • adjective (of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelings
  • adjective not sympathetic or disposed toward
  • adjective lacking in sympathy and kindness

Etymologies

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un- +‎ sympathetic

Examples

  • I know myself that some authors on some days will persuade me to be interested in unsympathetic characters, and then other authors on other days will not.

    On John Updike « Tales from the Reading Room

  • To avoid anthropomorphizing, some turn to what might be called unsympathetic biology: a biology free of subjectivity or such messy considerations as consciousness, preferences, sentiment, or personal experiences.

    INSIDE OF A DOG

  • To avoid anthropomorphizing, some turn to what might be called unsympathetic biology: a biology free of subjectivity or such messy considerations as consciousness, preferences, sentiment, or personal experiences.

    INSIDE OF A DOG

  • Devers was one of the kind sometimes called unsympathetic, that is, he seemed so, but it was more in manner than in fact, for few troop commanders in his regiment were really more careful in providing for their men than he.

    Under Fire

  • In incidents over the past several years, the organization has barred journalists identified as unsympathetic, kicked out parents who were perceived as being impertinent, and asked security to remove a public health official.

    The Panic Virus

  • In incidents over the past several years, the organization has barred journalists identified as unsympathetic, kicked out parents who were perceived as being impertinent, and asked security to remove a public health official.

    The Panic Virus

  • In incidents over the past several years, the organization has barred journalists identified as unsympathetic, kicked out parents who were perceived as being impertinent, and asked security to remove a public health official.

    The Panic Virus

  • It helps no one's career to be identified as unsympathetic to working people, even if the misconduct of which they are accused consists of not working.

    Henry J. Stern: The Wages of Sin

  • It helps no one's career to be identified as unsympathetic to working people, even if the misconduct of which they are accused consists of not working.

    Henry J. Stern: The Wages of Sin

  • In incidents over the past several years, the organization has barred journalists identified as unsympathetic, kicked out parents who were perceived as being impertinent, and asked security to remove a public health official.

    NPR Topics: News

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