[ uhn-meet ]
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  1. 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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How to use unmeet in a sentence

  • Bethink you how unmeet you are to be the choosers of your own condition.

  • We know thee not, but thou art a good hurler and not otherwise, as we think, unmeet to bear us company.

    The Coming of Cuculain | Standish O'Grady
  • It is unmeet that she who in her time had husband, and goods, and son, should lie unburied like a dead cow on the fells.

    Eric Brighteyes | H. Rider Haggard
  • If it be speech unmeet for the hearing of a grave and reverend man, will you speak it before God?

  • unmeet companion no doubt his grave courtiers thought Cesario was, for their once noble master, the great Duke Orsino.

    The Chautauquan, Vol. III, December 1882 | The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle

British Dictionary definitions for unmeet


/ (ʌnˈmiːt) /

  1. literary, or archaic not meet; unsuitable

Derived forms of unmeet

  • unmeetly, adverb
  • unmeetness, noun

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