- Word History, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||not kind or sympathetic; harsh.
Her unkind remark about my new haircut hurt my feelings.
- decent, kind, kindly
- similar words:
- callous, heartless, ill, inconsiderate, insensitive, nasty, severe
||inhuman, lousy, sharp, stern
In Old English, the word unkind
meant "unnatural" or "not what is expected from one's own people or family."