kindless

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

kind +‎ -less

Adjective[edit]

kindless (comparative more kindless, superlative most kindless)

  1. (archaic, literary) Destitute of kindness; unnatural.
    • c. 1600, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act II, Scene 2,[1]
      Remorseless, treacherous, lecherous, kindless villain!
    • 1771, Hugh Kelly, Clementina, London: Edward & Charles Dilly and T. Cadell, Act III, p. ,[2]
      Kneel not to me, ungrateful, kindless girl!
      I have been prostrate at your feet in vain.
    • 1902, E. W. Hornung, The Shadow of the Rope, New York: Scribner, Chapter 10, pp. 111-112,[3]
      The Normanthorpe roses, famous throughout the north of England, were as yet barely budding in the kindless wind []

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