- Unfriendly Un*friend"ly, a.
1. Not friendly; not kind or benevolent; hostile; as, an
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unfriendly — UK US /ʌnˈfrendli/ adjective ► likely to cause problems or prevent success: »Plastic bags are an unfriendly choice for environmental sustainability. »an unfriendly tax regime unfriendly to sb/sth »Companies are migrating to the suburbs to avoid… … Financial and business terms
unfriendly — index adverse (hostile), antipathetic (oppositional), contentious, inimical, malevolent, perverse … Law dictionary
unfriendly — early 15c., not characteristic of friends, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + FRIENDLY (Cf. friendly). Cf. M.Du. onvriendelijc, M.H.G. unvriuntlich, Ger. unfreundlich. Meaning hostile, inimical is recorded from late 15c … Etymology dictionary
unfriendly — [adj] nasty, hostile acrimonious, against, alien, aloof, antagonistic, antisocial, censorious, chilly, cold, combative, competitive, conflicting, contrary, disaffected, disagreeable, distant, estranged, grouchy, grudging, gruff, hateful, ill… … New thesaurus
unfriendly — ► ADJECTIVE (unfriendier, unfriendliest) ▪ not friendly. DERIVATIVES unfriendliness noun … English terms dictionary
unfriendly — [unfrend′lē] adj. unfriendlier, unfriendliest 1. not friendly or kind 2. hostile 3. not favorable or propitious unfriendliness n … English World dictionary
unfriendly — un|friend|ly [ʌnˈfrendli] adj comparative unfriendlier superlative unfriendliest 1.) not kind or friendly ▪ The old man looked cross and unfriendly. ▪ a lonely unfriendly place unfriendly to/towards ▪ The villagers were really quite unfriendly… … Dictionary of contemporary English
unfriendly — unfriendliness, n. /un frend lee/, adj., unfriendlier, unfriendliest, adv. adj. 1. not amicable; not friendly or kindly in disposition; unsympathetic; aloof: an unfriendly coldness of manner. 2. hostile; antagonistic: an unfriendly act of… … Universalium
-unfriendly — [[t] ʌnfre̱ndli[/t]] COMB in ADJ GRADED unfriendly combines with nouns, and sometimes adverbs, to form adjectives which describe something which is bad for a particular thing. It s couched in such very user unfriendly terminology. ...this harsh,… … English dictionary
unfriendly — [[t]ʌ̱nfre̱ndli[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe a person, organization, or their behaviour as unfriendly, you mean that they behave towards you in an unkind or rather hostile way. It is not fair for him to be permanently unfriendly to someone who … English dictionary