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[ment] /mɛnt/
simple past tense and past participle of mean1 .
Related forms
half-meant, adjective
unmeant, adjective Unabridged
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  • A hot blush at his own unmeant impertinence thrills him from head to foot.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • "She is insensible," was the reply—a reply of unmeant cruelty.


    John William De Forest
  • There was another day of strife, another fight to be waged, one that could not be unmeant or unconscious.

    Second String Anthony Hope
  • There came a climax when she tried to jump out of a window, and he had to save her by some perfunctary, unmeant wooing.

  • You get some ladies together and badger them into all sorts of thoughtless, unmeant admissions and call that testimony!

    In the Onyx Lobby Carolyn Wells
  • Many an unmeant melodrama was enacted under the walls of Union in MacKenzie's reign.

  • They become abetters of this family's sins, apologists for its crimes, magnifiers of its unmeant well-doing.

    In New England Fields and Woods Rowland E. Robinson
  • Gus had not too much sensitiveness in his character, but this unmeant insult stung him.

    Acton's Feud Frederick Swainson
British Dictionary definitions for unmeant


unintentional; accidental


the past tense and past participle of mean1
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Word Origin and History for unmeant


past participle of mean (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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