Definition of unfriendly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈfrɛn(d)li/

adjective (unfriendlier, unfriendliest)

Not friendly: she shot him an unfriendly glance
More example sentences
  • It refers to the unfriendly stare and unkind glances we sometimes get from people around us.
  • Any friendly aspect or unfriendly connection between these two is then said to reflect upon the relationship of the lovers.
  • Several friendly and unfriendly airforces were abroad, on hire to continental corporations.
hostile, disagreeable, misanthropic, antagonistic, aggressive;
ill-natured, unpleasant, surly, sour, inimical, unamicable, uncongenial;
withdrawn, reserved, unforthcoming, uncommunicative, impersonal, haughty, supercilious, disdainful, indifferent;
stiff, stern, severe;
ungracious, obnoxious, menacing, nasty;
rude, discourteous, uncivil, impolite, unmannerly, cross
informal starchy
rare Olympian
unfavourable, disadvantageous, unpropitious, inauspicious, hostile, inimical, uncongenial, negative, alien, damaging, destructive



Pronunciation: /ʌnˈfrɛn(d)lɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • Surprised by this attitude of greed and unfriendliness, I will confess that I declined to pay.
  • Again, I've found myself in a city where by comparison I start thinking that London's cold, unfriendliness where no-one looks at anyone in the eye is actually rather pleasant.
  • It is generally not regarded as being as friendly as Glasgow - and that is probably true - but Edinburgh's problem is probably reserve, rather than real unfriendliness.

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