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unkindness Line breaks: un|kind|ness
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈkʌɪndnəs/

Definition of unkindness in English:


[mass noun]
1Inconsiderate and harsh behaviour: she had had enough of her father’s unkindness
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  • ‘Meanness’ connotes not only the personal characteristics of spite, unkindness, or aggression, but also the social conditions of shabbiness and impoverishment.
  • In the face of your inconsideration or unkindness, I may experience pain, indignation, chagrin, shame, annoyance, bashfulness and more besides.
  • In apparently impossible circumstances, where nothing but harshness and unkindness prevail, two human beings make contact, or at least one reaches out a hand to another.
2 [count noun] rare A flock of ravens: an unkindness of ravens flew overhead
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  • A skull rests on the threshold as a reminder of the wages of sin, and, above, an unkindness of ravens presides.
  • Little Jakob was first excited to see an unkindness of ravens.
  • The unkindness of ravens at the Tower of London is about to enjoy the kindness of taxpayers, in a move designed to improve the birds' accommodation.
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