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synonyms for unkind

  • cruel
  • harsh
  • hateful
  • insensitive
  • malicious
  • nasty
  • spiteful
  • uncaring
  • unfriendly
  • barbarous
  • brutal
  • cold-blooded
  • coldhearted
  • hard-hearted
  • heartless
  • inconsiderate
  • inhuman
  • inhumane
  • malevolent
  • malignant
  • mean
  • sadistic
  • savage
  • thoughtless
  • uncharitable
  • unfeeling
  • unsympathetic
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antonyms for unkind

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  • feeling
  • friendly
  • gentle
  • helpful
  • kind
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • pleasing
  • polite
  • sympathetic
  • thoughtful
  • considerate
  • giving
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How to use unkind in a sentence

He did not let even one unkind word be said about his discoveries without an immediate reply.
GALILEO THE SCIENCE PUBLICIST - ISSUE 103: HEALTHY COMMUNICATIONMARIO LIVIOJULY 14, 2021NAUTILUS
An exchange of unkind words can be just as unsettling as physical violence, and it’s important to take care of yourself.
WITH AIRLINE ALTERCATIONS ON THE RISE, A GUIDE TO BEST PRACTICES FOR BYSTANDERSTANYA WARD GOODMANMAY 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
These behaviors are more than being unkind and will not be tolerated.
ASIAN STUDENT VERBALLY HARASSED, SPAT AT OUTSIDE FAIRFAX MIDDLE SCHOOLHANNAH NATANSON, JUSTIN JOUVENALMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He agrees his sister's behavior — and the behavior of the others in this group — is unkind.
CAROLYN HAX: HER SISTER-IN-LAW HAS THE STARRING ROLE IN A MEAN GROUP CHATCAROLYN HAXJANUARY 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He has also never spoken an unkind word about her in our presence and has always insisted that we treat her with respect, no matter what she says or does.
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Outs above average, a range-based Statcast metric, is similarly unkind to Schwarber, given his lack of speed and inability to spring into the gap.
SIGNING KYLE SCHWARBER PUTS A SPOTLIGHT ON VICTOR ROBLES’S DEFENSEJESSE DOUGHERTYJANUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Questioning a certain point of view—even in a way that seems critical or unkind—can sometimes be necessary.
A NEW SOCIAL-MEDIA PLATFORM WANTS TO ENFORCE “KINDNESS.” CAN THAT EVER WORK?TANYA BASUOCTOBER 7, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
He thought for a moment, and then said, "Honour bright, I can't remember anything unkind I ever did to her."
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
I've grown used to seeing you, to having you with me all the time, and your action seems unfriendly, even unkind.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Because, if you were never unkind to her, like Nurse said you were, she'll be most awfully glad to see you again.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
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WORDS RELATED TO UNKIND

  • anesthetic
  • cold
  • coldhearted
  • dull
  • impassive
  • indolent
  • insensible
  • insensitive
  • languid
  • lazy
  • lifeless
  • listless
  • passionless
  • slow
  • sluggish
  • spiritless
  • torpid
  • unemotional
  • unkind
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