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[ US /ənˌsɪmpəˈθɛtɪk/ ]
[ UK /ʌnsˌɪmpəθˈɛtɪk/ ]
  1. (of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelings
    all the characters were peculiarly unsympathetic
  2. not having an open mind
    a closed mind unreceptive to new ideas
  3. not sympathetic or disposed toward
    unsympathetic officialdom
    people unsympathetic to the revolution
    his dignity made him seem aloof and unsympathetic
  4. lacking in sympathy and kindness
    unkindly ancts
  5. not agreeing with your tastes or expectations
    found the task disagreeable and decided to abandon it
    a job temperamentally unsympathetic to him
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How To Use unsympathetic In A Sentence

  • It worries them that many vintage structures, both vernacular and colonial, are being changed unsympathetically, resulting in eyesores, even on King Street.
  • I told him about the problem but he was totally unsympathetic.
  • He talked of his harsh, unsympathetic upbringing in which his often drunken father physically abused his wife and children.
  • Save your breath! Don't even mention your illness to your unsympathetic boss.
  • We have our sympathetic characters doing unsympathetic things and vice versa. Times, Sunday Times
  • A broadcaster of gentlemanly calm and courtesy, he was unsympathetic to the more confrontational style which increasingly became the norm. Times, Sunday Times
  • He's unsympathetic, but charismatic and complex.
  • A generally unsympathetic Supreme Court will again take up the issue - in the context of federal contracting programs - next term.
  • Many sufferers have found their doctors unhelpful and unsympathetic when they first sought help. Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Her husband was unsympathetic and she felt she had no one to turn to.
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