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"unkind" in British English

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unkindadjective

uk   us   /ʌnˈkaɪnd/
B1 not ​treating someone very well; not ​considering someone's ​feelings: an unkind ​remark It was unkind of you to take his ​toy away.

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unkindly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
"It makes you ​lookolder," she said unkindly.
unkindness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
His ​stepfathershowed him nothing but unkindness.
(Definition of unkind from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unkind" in American English

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unkindadjective

 us   /ʌnˈkɑɪnd/
not ​kind: He’s made some very unkind ​remarks about his ​employerlately.
(Definition of unkind from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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