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British Dictionary definitions for unseelie

unseelie

pl n the unseelie
  1. evil malevolent fairies
adjective
    1. of or belonging to the unseelie
    2. evil and malevolent like the unseelieunseelie wights

Word Origin

Old English unsǣlig; compare seelie and silly
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Historical Examples

  • There were, as in all communities, a good and a bad section, known as the "seelie" and the "unseelie court."

    Legends of the North; The Guidman O' Inglismill and The Fairy Bride

    Patrick Buchan


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