unlovingly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

unloving +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

unlovingly (comparative more unlovingly, superlative most unlovingly)

  1. In an unloving manner; without giving love.
    • 1922, Geoffrey Montagu Cookson (transl.), The Seven against Thebes, page 152 in Four Plays of Aeschylus.
      Alack! The alien of the sea,
      Keen iron, fire's own child,
      With bitter blows, unlovingly
      Their quarrel reconciled;