unmeet

[ uhn-meet ]
/ ʌnˈmit /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. unmeaningful,
  2. unmeant,
  3. unmeasurable,
  4. unmeasured,
  5. unmediated,
  6. unmemorable,
  7. unmentionable,
  8. unmentionables,
  9. unmentioned,
  10. unmerciful

Origin of unmeet

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

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British Dictionary definitions for unmeet

unmeet

/ (ʌnˈmiːt) /

adjective

literary, or archaic not meet; unsuitable
Derived Formsunmeetly, adverbunmeetness, noun

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Word Origin and History for unmeet

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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