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  1. by, through, or as a result of an appointment (often in contrast with elected): an appointed official.
  2. predetermined; arranged; set: They met at the appointed time in the appointed place.
  3. provided with what is necessary; equipped; furnished: a beautifully appointed office.
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Origin of appointed

First recorded in 1525–35; appoint + -ed2
Related formsqua·si-ap·point·ed, adjectiveun·ap·point·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unappointed

Historical Examples

  • Disappointed is the same as unappointed, which here means unprepared.


    William Shakespeare

  • The first of the two boats to arrive at this unappointed rendezvous was one to catch the eye even in that river of strange craft.

Word Origin and History for unappointed



with qualifying adverb, "equipped, furnished," 1530s, from past participle of appoint (v.).

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