One who is not a friend; an enemy.
* 1822 , Scott, Nigel :
* 1916 , William Edwin Chilton, John Downey Works, Fiscal relation between the United States and the District of Columbia
- Ye have back-friends, my lord, that is, un-friends , or to be plain, enemies.
* 1999 , Kees Waaijman, John Vriend, The mystical space of Carmel :
- Thus many unfriends and some friends of the Capital agree upon the same policy with diverse and contradictory motives
- The unfriend' betrays me, ignores me, denies me, breaks me down; the ' unfriend is against and tries to devour my personhood.
(rare) To sever as friends.
* 1659 , Thomas Fuller, The Appeal of Injured Innocence
(Internet) To defriend; to remove from one's friends list (eg on a social networking website).
* 2007 , Mia Consalvo, Caroline Haythornthwaite, Internet Research Annual: Volume 4
- "I hope, sir, that we are not mutually Unfriended by this Difference which hath happened betwixt us."
- "I asked her why, she said it was because I didn't comment, and I shrugged and said whatever. I didn't unfriend her."
(obsolete) An enemy, unfriend, or foe.
(religious, archaic) The enemy of mankind, specifically, the Devil; Satan.
* 1971 , , Religion and the Decline of Magic , Folio Society 2012, p. 35:
A devil or demon; a malignant or diabolical being; an evil spirit.
* 1845 , E.A. Poe, "The Raven"
- At the confirmation ceremony the bishop would lay his hands on the child and tie around its forehead a linen band […]. This was believed to strengthen him against the assaults of the fiend […].
A very evil person
(informal) An addict or fanatic
- "Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend! "
- a jazz fiend
* dope fiend