unmeet

[uhn-meet]

adjective

not meet; not fitting, suitable, or proper; not becoming or seemly.

Origin of unmeet

before 900; Middle English unmete, Old English unmǣte. See un-1, meet2
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unmeet

adjective

literary, or archaic not meet; unsuitable
Derived Formsunmeetly, adverbunmeetness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unmeet
adj.

Old English unmæte "immoderate, excessive," from un- (1) "not" + meet (adj.). Cf. Old High German unmazi. Meanings "unfitting" and "unsuited" (for some purpose) are from 1520s.

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