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synonyms for unkindness

  • avarice
  • greed
  • malice
  • abjection
  • baseness
  • beastliness
  • closeness
  • corruptness
  • covetousness
  • debasement
  • degeneracy
  • degradation
  • disrepute
  • frugality
  • infamy
  • iniquity
  • lowness
  • malignity
  • miserliness
  • parsimony
  • pettiness
  • rapacity
  • shamelessness
  • sordidness
  • stinginess
  • unscrupulousness
  • unworthiness
  • wickedness
  • churlishness
  • contemptibleness
  • ill-temper
  • knavishness
  • smallmindedness
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antonyms for unkindness

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  • benevolence
  • generosity
  • goodness
  • honor
  • morality
  • virtue
  • nobility
  • worthiness
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How to use unkindness in a sentence

The next thing I notice in the school history of this boy is the unkindness which he showed his school-fellows.
CHARLES DURANTHE AUTHOR OF THE WALDOS
But as it is—I must speak plainly—what you propose is degrading to you, and an insult to me, and a rank unkindness to your father.
TALES AND FANTASIESROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Nevertheless it is impossible to hide this unkindness from the eys of them that are in the Family.
THE TEN PLEASURES OF MARRIAGE AND THE CONFESSION OF THE NEW-MARRIED COUPLE (1682)A. MARSH
Why, what is thy kindness but the very extremity of unkindness?
THE SUBSTANCE OF A DREAM F. W. BAIN
She was determined that she would not let Muriel's unkindness distress her any more.
THE NICEST GIRL IN THE SCHOOLANGELA BRAZIL
Now that all unkindness has been banished from among us, we can conceive of no such cruelty as death once seemed.
A TRAVELER FROM ALTRURIA: ROMANCEWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
He was not devoid of good instincts; for he could repent of a misdeed or unkindness, and, after repeating it, repent again.
SIR WALTER RALEGHWILLIAM STEBBING
This was not through unkindness, but because of dissipation and carelessness, all the time and attention being given elsewhere.
THE OLD FURNITURE BOOKN. HUDSON MOORE
If he sows seeds of unkindness and cruelty to man and beast, no one knows what the blackness of the harvest will be.
BEAUTIFUL JOEMARSHALL SAUNDERS
Presently his stepfather appeared in the doorway, and with more than usual unkindness in his tone ordered him away on an errand.
THE WHITE SHIELDMYRTLE REED
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WORDS RELATED TO UNKINDNESS

  • acerbity
  • animosity
  • antipathy
  • asperity
  • astringency
  • belligerence
  • bitterness
  • churlishness
  • crankiness
  • harshness
  • ill will
  • irascibility
  • malevolence
  • malice
  • mordancy
  • peevishness
  • rancor
  • rudeness
  • sarcasm
  • spite
  • tartness
  • unkindness
  • virulence
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