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Synonyms

unfriendly

adjective

not friendly

cold

adjective

not seeming friendly or sympathetic

hostile

adjective

behaving in a very unfriendly or threatening way towards someone

distant

adjective

someone who is distant seems unfriendly or does not show their feelings

unpleasant

adjective

not friendly or kind

aloof

adjective

someone who is aloof, or who remains or stays aloof from something, is not friendly or does not want to be involved in something

antagonistic

adjective

disliking someone or something very much and behaving in a very unfriendly way towards them

churlish

adjective

impolite and unfriendly, especially towards someone who does not deserve to be treated in this way

stony

adjective

not friendly and not showing any emotion

icy

adjective

showing that you do not like someone and do not want to be friendly with them

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abrupt

adjective

behaving or speaking in a way that seems rude to other people because you do not take the time to be friendly

antisocial

adjective

not interested in meeting other people, or not enjoying friendly relationships with them

antisocial

adjective

showing a lack of care for other people or for society in general

belligerent

adjective

very unfriendly and angry

brusque

adjective

using quick movements that show that you do not feel friendly towards someone

chilly

adjective

unfriendly

cold

adjective

used about people and places

cold-hearted

adjective

with no sympathy for other people

cool

adjective

not friendly or enthusiastic

coolly

adverb

in an unfriendly way

disagreeable

adjective

formal not friendly or polite

disobliging

adjective

formal refusing to help or do what someone asks you to do

dour

adjective

very serious, and not smiling or friendly

forbidding

adjective

appearing unfriendly or threatening

frigid

adjective

extremely formal and unfriendly

frosty

adjective

unfriendly and showing that you do not approve of someone or something

glacial

adjective

showing that you are angry or unfriendly

grim

adjective

very serious and unfriendly

gruff

adjective

rude and unfriendly

hard-boiled

adjective

informal not showing any sympathy for other people

haughty

adjective

proud and unfriendly

icily

adverb

in a way that shows you do not like someone and do not want to be friendly with them

ill-disposed

adjective

formal feeling unfriendly or not sympathetic towards someone

impersonal

adjective

not showing any friendly feelings or interest in someone

impersonal

adjective

used about a place that does not seem friendly because there are no personal features

inhospitable

adjective

unfriendly to guests

inimical

adjective

mainly literary unfriendly

misanthropic

adjective

formal someone who is misanthropic dislikes people and avoids social situations

nice

adjective

spoken used for saying that someone or something is not friendly, kind, or pleasant

offhand

adjective

unfriendly in the way you treat someone

remote

adjective

not showing any friendly interest in other people

rough

adjective

not gentle

roughly

adverb

in a way that is not gentle

severe

adjective

unfriendly and not smiling

severely

adverb

with an unfriendly attitude and a lack of humour

sharp

adjective

a sharp comment, voice, or expression shows that someone is unfriendly or annoyed

sour

adjective

unpleasant, unfriendly, or in a bad mood

sourly

adverb

in an unpleasant and unfriendly way, especially in the way that you speak

spiteful

adjective

deliberately trying to upset someone or cause problems for them, especially because you think something is unfair

stand-offish

adjective

a stand-offish person behaves in a formal way that is not friendly because they do not want to get involved with other people

stiff

adjective

formal and controlled in a way that is not friendly or relaxed

stiffly

adverb

in a formal way that is not friendly or relaxed

stonily

adverb

in an unfriendly way, without showing any emotion

stony-faced

adjective

looking angry or unfriendly

surly

adjective

unfriendly and rude

unapproachable

adjective

not friendly or easy to talk to

uncaring

adjective

without any sympathy for other people

ungracious

adjective

not polite or friendly, especially towards someone who has been polite or kind to you

unsmiling

adjective

seeming very serious or unfriendly

unsociable

adjective

not interested in meeting people or in doing things with other people

unsympathetic

adjective

not kind enough or interested enough to want to know about other people’s problems

unsympathetic

adjective

used for describing someone’s behaviour

unsympathetic

adjective

an unsympathetic person is not nice enough for you to care about them

unwelcoming

adjective

behaving in an unfriendly way because you are not pleased to see someone

wintry

adjective

deliberately unfriendly

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