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unkindness

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Definition of unkindness in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Inconsiderate and harsh behaviour: she had had enough of her father’s unkindness
More example sentences
  • ‘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.
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