Definition of “unkind” - English Dictionary

“unkind” in British English

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uk /ʌnˈkaɪnd/ 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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adverb uk /ʌnˈkaɪ us /ʌnˈkaɪ

"It makes you look older," she said unkindly.
noun [ U ] uk /ʌnˈkaɪnd.nəs/ us /ʌnˈkaɪnd.nəs/

His stepfather showed 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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us /ʌnˈkɑɪnd/

not kind:

He’s made some very unkind remarks about his employer lately.

(Definition of “unkind” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)