unfriendly

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʌnˈfɹɛn(d)li/

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English unfrendly, unfrendli, unfrendely, from Old English *unfrēondlīċ (suggested by derivative unfrēondlīċe (in an unfriendly manner; unfriendly, adverb)), equivalent to un- +‎ friendly. Cognate with Saterland Frisian uunfrüntelk, uunfjuntelk (unfriendly), West Frisian ûnfreonlik (unfriendly), Dutch onvriendelijk (unfriendly), German Low German unfrünnelk (unfriendly), German unfreundlich (unfriendly), Faroese ófryntligur (unfriendly), Icelandic ófrýnilegur (ugly; disturbing).

Adjective[edit]

unfriendly (comparative unfriendlier or more unfriendly, superlative unfriendliest or most unfriendly)

  1. Not friendly; hostile; mean.
  2. Unfavourable.
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Noun[edit]

unfriendly (plural unfriendlies)

  1. An enemy.
    • 2005, Ted Dekker, Thunder of Heaven (page 217)
      Sweep the valley compound and eliminate any unfriendlies you encounter.
    • 2008, Dennis Wengert, A Very Healthy Insanity (page 44)
      You see, the mission of almost every teenage girl on the loose is to first identify the targets, just like a war. These include the primary objective (the boy), the enemy (other girls), the friendlies (sympathetic girl friends and the boy's family), and unfriendlies (other boys).

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English unfrendli, from Old English unfrēondlīċe (in an unfriendly manner), equivalent to unfriend +‎ -ly.

Adverb[edit]

unfriendly (comparative unfriendlier or more unfriendly, superlative unfriendliest or most unfriendly)

  1. in an unkind or unfriendly manner; not as a friend