unrequited

[ uhn-ri-kwahy-tid ]
/ ˌʌn rɪˈkwaɪ tɪd /

adjective

not returned or reciprocated: unrequited love.
not avenged or retaliated: an unrequited wrong.
not repaid or satisfied.

Nearby words

  1. unrepeatable,
  2. unrepentant,
  3. unreported,
  4. unrepresentative,
  5. unrepresented,
  6. unreserve,
  7. unreserved,
  8. unreservedly,
  9. unresisting,
  10. unresolved

Origin of unrequited

First recorded in 1535–45; un-1 + requite + -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for unrequited

unrequited

/ (ˌʌnrɪˈkwaɪtɪd) /

adjective

(of love, affection, etc) not reciprocated or returned
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Word Origin and History for unrequited

unrequited

adj.

1540s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of requite.

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