What is the opposite of kindly?

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Adjective
Opposite of kind, warm-hearted, or gentle
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Opposite of for one's benefit
“Whilst the tribe accepted the King's token of appreciation, it was useless to them.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a kindly disposition
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“The neighbor was an unfriendly man who always greeted us with a scowl.”
Adjective
Opposite of having an easygoing and pleasing manner, especially in social situations
“Ryan is so rude, and would often make disrespectful gesticulations when provoked.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a sociable and likable personality
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“Joe was an unsociable and obnoxious little boy who antagonized everyone around him.”
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Opposite of showing appreciation and praise
“The players humiliated themselves with a big loss in front of their critical fans.”
Adjective
Opposite of felt or believed deeply and sincerely
Adjective
Opposite of accommodating or permissive in nature
“No surprise then that writers so often prove such a stubborn, contrary lot.”
Adverb
Opposite of in a kind manner
Adverb
Opposite of in a kindly manner
“Treat others harshly, and they will probably lose respect for you.”
Adverb
Opposite of in a pleasant or attractive manner
Adverb
Opposite of in a helpful manner
Adverb
Opposite of in a moderate manner
Adverb
Opposite of to some degree or extent
Adverb
Opposite of to a moderately high degree
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