simple past tense and past participle of mean1.

Related formshalf-meant, adjectiveun·meant, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unmeant

Historical Examples of unmeant

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for unmeant



unintentional; accidental



the past tense and past participle of mean 1
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Word Origin and History for unmeant


past participle of mean (v.).

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