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  1. not meet; not fitting, suitable, or proper; not becoming or seemly.
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Origin of unmeet

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

incorrect, tasteless, unsuitable, unseemly, improper, wrong, irrelevant, disproportionate, unhealthy, inappropriate, inadequate, unlikely, unsuited, useless, ill-equipped, down, dragging, mistaken, debilitated, garbage

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Historical Examples of unmeet

  • It is not unmeet to use the violet on those days for which black is appointed.

    Churches and Church Ornaments

    William Durandus

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

  • "All the power of earth and hell to boot are unmeet to the task," added the third.

  • Here is a casket, not unmeet, Which elsewhere I have just been earning.


    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

  • Is it unmeet that I should be well treated, because a stranger is dead?

British Dictionary definitions for unmeet


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


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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