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UNSYMPATHETIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unsympathetic mean? 

UNSYMPATHETIC (adjective)
  The adjective UNSYMPATHETIC has 5 senses:

1. not sympathetic or disposed toward
2. (of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelings
3. not having an open mind
4. lacking in sympathy and kindness
5. not agreeing with your tastes or expectations

  Familiarity information: UNSYMPATHETIC used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNSYMPATHETIC (adjective)


Sense 1unsympathetic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not sympathetic or disposed toward

Context examples:

unsympathetic officialdom / people unsympathetic to the revolution / his dignity made him seem aloof and unsympathetic

Similar:

unsympathising; unsympathizing (not showing or expressing sympathy)

Also:

uncompassionate (lacking compassion or feeling for others)

incompatible; uncongenial (not suitable to your tastes or needs)

unresponsive (not responding to some influence or stimulus)

Antonym:

sympathetic (expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward)


Sense 2unsympathetic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelings

Synonyms:

unappealing; unlikable; unlikeable; unsympathetic

Context example:

all the characters were peculiarly unsympathetic

Domain category:

drama (the literary genre of works intended for the theater)

Antonym:

sympathetic ((of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings)


Sense 3unsympathetic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not having an open mind

Synonyms:

unsympathetic; closed

Context example:

a closed mind unreceptive to new ideas

Similar:

unreceptive (not receptive)


Sense 4unsympathetic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking in sympathy and kindness

Synonyms:

unkindly; unsympathetic

Context example:

unkindly ancts

Similar:

unkind (lacking kindness)


Sense 5unsympathetic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not agreeing with your tastes or expectations

Synonyms:

disagreeable; unsympathetic

Context examples:

found the task disagreeable and decided to abandon it / a job temperamentally unsympathetic to him

Similar:

incompatible; uncongenial (not suitable to your tastes or needs)


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