Antonyms for unfriendly

Grammar : Adj
Spell : uhn-frend-lee
Phonetic Transcription : ʌnˈfrɛnd li

Definition of unfriendly

Origin :
  • early 15c., "not characteristic of friends," from un- (1) "not" + friendly. Cf. Middle Dutch onvriendelijc, Middle High German unvriuntlich, German unfreundlich. Meaning "hostile, inimical" is recorded from late 15c. Related: Unfriendliness.
  • adj nasty, hostile
Example sentences :
  • It was not unfriendly; it was, indeed, consistently respectful, almost reverential.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Sometimes it is conferred by an unfriendly and inconsiderate hand.
  • Extract from : « The Devil's Dictionary » by Ambrose Bierce
  • Mulready started and fixed him with a troubled and unfriendly stare.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • It must come to a friendly agreement, or an unfriendly crash.
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • Wisdom will never let us stand with any man or men on an unfriendly footing.
  • Extract from : « Essays, First Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • If her reception of him was not expressedly friendly, neither was it unfriendly.
  • Extract from : « The Sea-Hawk » by Raphael Sabatini
  • It suited his temperament, which was austere but not unfriendly.
  • Extract from : « Forever » by Robert Sheckley
  • His tone was not unfriendly, yet it was of dignified finality.
  • Extract from : « The Dominant Strain » by Anna Chapin Ray
  • But all the same “jailer” was a funny name to give a man; unkind, unfriendly, nasty.
  • Extract from : « Chance » by Joseph Conrad
  • This time the second mate made in his throat a noise of an unfriendly nature.
  • Extract from : « Typhoon » by Joseph Conrad

Synonyms for unfriendly

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