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Unkind, adj. (unkínd; but when placed before the subst., usually “únkind:” Gent. I, 2, 109. Err. II, 1, 38. Shr. V, 2, 136. H4A V, 1, 69. H6B III, 2, 87. Rom. V, 3, 145. Lr. III, 4, 73. Oth. IV, 1, 238) 1) wanting a race or generation: “had thy mother borne so hard a mind, she had not brought forth thee, but died u.” Ven. 204 (== childless).*
2) destitute of benevolence and amiable qualities, ungentle, hard-hearted, rough: Gent. I, 2, 109. II, 3, 42. II, 3, 42 Err. IV, 2, 21. Mids. III, 2, 162. Merch. V, 175. Shr. V, 2, 136. Tw. III, 4, 402. John V, 6, 12. H4A V, 1, 69. H6B III, 2, 87. IV, 9, 19. Troil. III, 2, 156. Rom. V, 3, 145. Tim. IV, 1, 36. V, 4, 21. Caes. III, 2, 187. Used of coldness in love: “young and so u.?” Ven. 187. “she puts on outward strangeness, seems u.” Ven. 187 “that you were once u. befriends me now,” Sonn. 120, 1. “so him I lose through my u. abuse,” 134, 12. Err. II, 1, 38. Tw. IV, 2, 81. Hml. III, 1, 101. Oth. IV, 1, 238.
In the following passages some commentators have interpreted it as meaning unnatural: “blow, blow, thou winter wind, thou art not so u. as man's ingratitude,” As II, 7, 175. “when envy breeds u. division,” H6A IV, 1, 193. “Titus, u. and careless of thine own,” Tit. I, 86. “what hast thou done, unnatural and u.” V, 3, 48. “bid them farewell, Cordelia, though u.” Lr. I, 1, 263. “his u. daughters,” III, 4, 73.
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