Need another word that means the same as “unfriendly”? Find 15 synonyms and 30 related words for “unfriendly” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Unfriendly” are: inimical, hostile, uncongenial, disagreeable, misanthropic, antagonistic, aggressive, unfavourable, disadvantageous, unpropitious, inauspicious, negative, alien, damaging, destructive
Unfriendly as an Adjective
Definitions of "Unfriendly" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “unfriendly” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Not disposed to friendship or friendliness.
- Not friendly.
- Not easy to understand or use.
- Very unfavorable to life or growth.
Synonyms of "Unfriendly" as an adjective (15 Words)
|aggressive||Tending to spread quickly.|
An aggressive tumor.
|alien||Unfamiliar and disturbing or distasteful.|
An alien culture.
|antagonistic||Characterized by antagonism or antipathy.|
Europe was antagonistic to the Unites States.
|damaging||Designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions.|
Damaging to career and reputation.
|destructive||Causing great and irreparable damage.|
A policy that is destructive to the economy.
|disadvantageous||Involving or creating circumstances detrimental to success or effectiveness.|
A disadvantageous outcome.
|disagreeable||Not to your liking.|
A disagreeable old man.
|hostile||Not belonging to your own country’s forces or those of an ally.|
A hostile nation.
This is the inauspicious star of disaster.
|inimical||Tending to obstruct or harm.|
An inimical alien power.
|misanthropic||Believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others.|
A misanthropic drunken loner.
|negative||Having a negative charge.|
A negative outlook on life.
|uncongenial||Not suitable to your tastes or needs.|
The task was uncongenial to one sensitive to rebuffs.
|unfavourable||Likely to lead to an adverse outcome.|
Single mothers are often the target of unfavourable press attention.
His reports were submitted at a financially unpropitious time.
Usage Examples of "Unfriendly" as an adjective
- She shot him an unfriendly glance.
- An unfriendly coldness of manner.
- An unfriendly act of aggression.
- An unfriendly action to take.
- The unfriendly environment at high altitudes.
Associations of "Unfriendly" (30 Words)
|aloof||In an aloof manner.|
They were courteous but faintly aloof.
|antagonistic||Relating to an antagonist or its action.|
An antagonistic group of bystanders.
|antisocial||Relating to or having an antisocial personality disorder.|
Standoffish and antisocial.
|behaviour||The way in which one acts or conducts oneself, especially towards others.|
His insulting behaviour towards me.
|chilly||(of a person) feeling cold.|
A female form in marble a chilly but ideal medium for depicting abstract virtues.
|combative||Striving to overcome in argument.|
He made some enemies with his combative style.
|disaffected||Dissatisfied, especially with people in authority or a system of control.|
A military plot by disaffected elements in the army.
|disapproval||The expression of disapproval.|
Jill replied with a hint of disapproval in her voice.
|discrepant||Not in accord.|
The reasons for these discrepant results are unclear.
Irregular dissonant chords.
|hostile||Of or belonging to a military enemy.|
Hostile tender offer.
|icily||In a cold and icy manner.|
|incompatible||Not compatible with other facts.|
|incongruous||Lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness.|
|inconsistent||Acting at variance with one’s own principles or former behaviour.|
Inconsistent with the roadmap.
|inharmonious||Lacking in harmony of parts.|
An inharmonious or incongruous mixture of architectural styles.
|inhospitable||Unfavorable to life or growth.|
The barren inhospitable desert.
An inimical critic.
|irreconcilable||(of people) implacably hostile to each other.|
These two views of the economy are irreconcilable.
|psychopath||Someone with a sociopathic personality a person with an antisocial personality disorder psychopath was once widely used but has now been superseded by sociopath.|
Playground psychopaths will gather around a fight to encourage the combatants.
|reclusive||Withdrawn from society; seeking solitude.|
Sitting under the reclusive calm of a shade tree.
|reserved||Kept specially for a particular person.|
He is a reserved almost taciturn man.
|sociopath||Someone with a sociopathic personality a person with an antisocial personality disorder psychopath was once widely used but has now been superseded by sociopath.|
|unsociable||Not inclined to society or companionship.|
Terry was grumpy and unsociable.
|unsocial||(of the hours of work of a job) falling outside the normal working day and thus socially inconvenient.|
Mountain goats are relatively unsocial.
|upstage||Move upstage forcing the other actors to turn away from the audience.|
He was upstage with strangers.
|violent||Marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions inclined to react violently fervid.|
|windswept||(of a place) exposed to strong winds.|
His windswept hair.
|withdrawn||Withdrawn from society seeking solitude.|
When her husband died she became very withdrawn.