unmade

[uhn-meyd]
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Origin of unmade

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at un-1, made

unmake

[uhn-meyk]
verb (used with object), un·made, un·mak·ing.
  1. to cause to be as if never made; reduce to the original elements or condition; undo; destroy.
  2. to depose from office or authority; demote in rank.
  3. to change the essential point of (a book, play, etc.).
  4. to alter the opinion of (one's mind).
  5. to change or alter the character of.

Origin of unmake

First recorded in 1350–1400, unmake is from the Middle English word unmaken. See un-2, make1
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Related Words for unmade

tousled, disheveled, messy, untidy

Examples from the Web for unmade

Contemporary Examples of unmade

  • They can be unmade by judicial fiat, but it feels awfully cruel to do so.

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    Gay Marriage Chaos Begins

    Jay Michaelson

    November 11, 2014

  • The same ginger-haired model served Caravaggio for his Amor Vincit Omnia, where Cupid stands astride an unmade bed.

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    Caravaggio's Grand Passions

    Adam Eaker

    June 11, 2010

  • Before we move on, Smith points to a small black-and-white Polaroid of an unmade mattress.

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    Patti Smith's Private World

    Rachel Wolff

    January 7, 2010

Historical Examples of unmade


British Dictionary definitions for unmade

unmade

verb
  1. the past tense and past participle of unmake
adjective
  1. not yet made
  2. existing without having been made or created
  3. falconry another word for unmanned (def. 4)

unmake

verb -makes, -making or -made (tr)
  1. to undo or destroy
  2. to depose from office, rank, or authority
  3. to alter the nature of
Derived Formsunmaker, noun
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Word Origin and History for unmade
adj.

mid-13c., "not yet made," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of make. Unmake "to reduce to an unmade condition" is recorded from early 15c. (cf. Middle Dutch ontmaken, German entmachen); figurative sense of "to ruin" is recorded from c.1600.

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