Language Activator – Unfriendly

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Language Activator – Unfriendly

اغلب دیکشنری ها لغاتی را مترادف یک لغت معرفی میکنند. اما آیا تمامی مترادفهای یک لغت صد در صد معنای همان لغت را القا میکنند؟ مسلماً خیر. در این بخش از آفرینش اکتیوتر لغات هم معنی و یا نزدیک به لغت Unfriendly را بررسی خواهیم کرد.

unfriendly/not friendly

(adjective)

.It’s very difficult to work with Lindsay – she’s so unfriendly

.I’m sorry if I sounded unfriendly on the phone – I was just tired

.The service at the hotel was bad and the staff weren’t very friendly

unfriendly/not friendly to/towards

.The other girls weren’t openly unfriendly towards her, but they never invited her along with them

unfriendliness

.The fact that he didn’t invite you had more to do with insecurity than unfriendliness

cold

(adjective)

: behaving towards other people as if you do not like them or care about them

.His manner all evening was cold and unfriendly

.Next time she saw Harry he wasn’t rude to her, just very cold

cold to

.She was oddly cold to him, and I wondered what had happened

coldly

(adverb)

.He looked at me coldly, but said nothing

Inhospitable

(adjective)

: unfriendly to people who are visiting your home or country by not doing anything to make them feel welcome

.Generally, the people I met in the city were rude and inhospitable

.So many tourists had visited the monastery that the monks had grown somewhat inhospitable

Hostile

(adjective)

: very unfriendly, and ready to argue with someone, criticize them, or fight with them

.There was a crowd of hostile demonstrators waiting outside her door

hostile to/towards

.He was hostile towards me when I arrived, and the situation did not improve over the next few days

openly hostile

.Several of the neighbors had become openly hostile to one another

hostility

(uncountable noun)

.I thought I detected a little hostility in his voice

open hostility

: not hiding hostile feelings

.Her cool politeness had given way to open hostility

antagonistic

(adjective)

: unfriendly and trying to cause arguments with someone

.I can’t understand why he’s being so antagonistic

antagonistic towards/to

?Why are Kate and John so antagonistic towards each other

Antagonism

(uncountable noun)

antagonistic between

.The antagonism between her two grown sons was almost too much for Celia to bear

antagonistic towards/to

.The judge’s antagonism towards the defendant was clear to everyone

give somebody the cold shoulder

(verb phrase)

: informal to ignore someone and be unfriendly to them, especially because they have upset or offended you

.After I got the promotion, a few of my co-workers started giving me the cold shoulder

cliquey/cliquish

(adjective)

a group of people who are cliquey or cliquish are friendly to the other people within that group but not to the people outside it

.Everyone at the school was so cliquey, it was hard for me to make new friends

.It was a cliquish group, with the older members staying aloof from the younger ones

:Practice

: Fill in the blanks with appropriate words

Unfriendly / antagonism / cold / inhospitable / give someone a cold shoulder / hostile / cliquey

.N1. I’m sorry if I sounded ……………. on the phone – I was just tired
.N2. His manner all evening was ……………. and unfriendly
. ……………. N3. Generally, the people I met in the city were rude and
.N4. He was ……………. towards me when I arrived, and the situation did not improve over the next few days
.N5. The ……………. between her two grown sons was almost too much for Celia to bear
. ……………. N6. After I got the promotion, a few of my co-workers started giving me
.N7. Everyone at the school was so ……………. , it was hard for me to make new friends

 

:Answers

Unfriendly / cold / inhospitable / hostile / antagonism / the cold shoulder / cliquey

 

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