from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character or state of being unloving.


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  • And she tumbled the lovely things into the case and blurted out suddenly, all defences down, that she had never in all her life known one moment of unkindness, of unlovingness, of humiliation — until she had known him; and she could bear no more.

    Tour de Force Brand, Christianna, 1907- 1955

  • What constituted the satisfactoriness of the whole affair was its essential unlovingness and friendly want of emotion.

    Mr. Britling Sees It Through 1906

  • On one side their doctrine was a mass of presumptuous theorizing, supported by alternate scraps of obsolete traditionalism and uncritical text-mongering; on the other it was a lifeless system of spiritual pride and hard unlovingness.

    The Arian Controversy Henry Melvill Gwatkin 1880

  • After a long life of toil, and solitude, and unlovingness, only one.

    May Brooke Anna Hanson Dorsey 1855

  • But the elements that are read in support of backwardness, intolerance, or unlovingness … unfortunately, those aren't quite "counter-cultural" yet.

    UUpdates - All updates 2009


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