unneighborly

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unneighborly not exhibiting the qualities expected in a friendly neighbor
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Unneighborly Not neighborly; distant; reserved; solitary; exclusive.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unneighborly Not neighborly; not in accordance with the duties or obligations of a neighbor; distant; reserved; hence, unkind: as, an unneighborly act.
    • unneighborly In an unneighborly manner; distantly; with reserve; hence, unkindly.
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Usage

In literature:

Very bitterly he thought of the unneighborly conduct of that woman and her cubs.
"The Freelands" by John Galsworthy
He heard him urging him not to be what Doolittle called unneighborly.
"The Sturdy Oak" by Samuel Merwin, et al.
All plebeian Chelsea was abroad, and a bourgeois population is nowhere unneighborly.
"The Promised Land" by Mary Antin
The Dowager was at a loss to account for this gratuitous courtesy on the part of her hitherto unneighborly neighbor.
"Just Patty" by Jean Webster
Ollie did not want to appear unneighborly nor unkind, but as the night wore heavily on she at last requested them to leave her.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
While I don't like to seem unneighborly," concluded Mrs. Snooks, setting down her flat-iron with a startling thud, "it's a matter of principle.
"Peggy Raymond's Vacation" by Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
The sky seemed remote and unneighborly.
"Eden" by Edgar Saltus
That is a very unneighborly thing for you to do, Mrs. Tarpey.
"One-Act Plays" by Various
If it were merely a question of right, it would be unneighborly to insist.
"Helena's Path" by Anthony Hope
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In poetry:

I want yer dead straight griffen. Wuz we right?
Wuz it unneighborly to look 'im up
An' 'ave a little beano on the quite?....
Fer Grief an' 'im wuz cobbers on that night.
But there 'e sat, like 's if 'e'd taken root,
An' wouldn't play the flute.
"The Disagreeable Musician" by C J Dennis

In news:

Cielo behavior after turbine fire unneighborly , fire, flint, cielo, turbine, see, want, photos, company, advantage, public.
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