Dictionary: UN – UNA


• UN
n. 1. an undesirable or unlikable person …20C students’ sl.
n. 2. an outsider, someone who does not fit in …1990s US college sl.

• UNA
adj. one …1996 UK sl.
n. the number one …M19 sl.

• UNABASED
adj. undaunted …a1400 obs.

• UNABASEDLY
adv. dauntlessly, boldly …1375 Sc. obs.

• UNABILITY
n. inability …c1400 obs.

• UNABLE
adj. 1. of things: unfit or unsuitable for some purpose …1390 obs.
adj. 2. not able to be done, impossible …c1400 obs.
adj. 3. awkward, unlucky …1572 obs.
adj. 4. infirm …1896 Sc.
vb. 1. to render unable; to incapacitate or render unfit …c1380 obs.
vb. 2. to disable physically; to deprive of ability or power …c1380 obs.
vb. 3. to annul or cancel …1611 obs. rare

• UNABLED
adj. 1. unqualified …1497-8 obs. rare
adj. 2. not endowed with strength or vigour …1597 obs. rare

• UNABLENESS
n. the condition of being unable; inability, incapacity; disability …c1380 obs.

• UNABLE TO BITE ONE’S THUMB
adj. intoxicated …1798 Sc.

• UNABLE TO FIGHT ONE’S WAY OUT OF A (WET) PAPERBAG
adj. ineffectual; lacking strength; lacking spirit …Aust. sl.

• UNABLE TO NECK IT
adj. lacking moral courage …Bk1902 colloq.

• UNABLE TO SAY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER
adj. drunk …Bk1902 Amer. sl.

• UNABLE TO SCRATCH ONESELF
adj. 1. dead drunk; totally intoxicated …Bk1996 Aust. sl.
adj. 2. very busy …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• UNABLE TO SEE SOMEONE’S ARSE FOR DUST
phr. applied to a swift departure …L19 sl.

• UNABLETY
n. inability …c1380 obs.

• UNABLY
adv. in an unable or incapable manner …a1400-50 now rare or obs.

• UNABSOILED
adj. unsettled …1521 obs.

• UNABSOLVED
adj. unsettled, undecided …1721 obs.

• UNACCESSIBLE
adj. inaccessible …1596 obs.

• UNACCOMPTABLY
adv. not responsible or accountable …a1677 obs.

• UNACCORDANCE
n. disagreement …c1449 obs.

• UNACCORDED
adj. not agreed upon; not granted or bestowed …1645

• UNACCORDING
adj. inharmonious …1398 obs.

• UNACCOUNTABLE
adj. 1. incalculable; uncountable …1690 obs.
adj. 2. remarkable, unusual; excessive …1884 Eng. dial.
adj. 3. irresponsible, failing in memory, esp. used of old people …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
n. a remarkable or eccentric person …1854 Eng. dial.

• UNACCOUNTABLY
adv. 1. without being liable to be called to account; irresponsibly …1679 obs.
adv. 2. excessively …1874 Eng. dial.

• UNACCURACY
n. inaccuracy …1702 obs.

• UNACCURATE
adj. inaccurate …1660 obs.

• UNACCURATELY
adv. inaccurately …1674 obs.

• UNACCURATENESS
n. inaccuracy …1648 obs.

• UNACCURSED
adj. pure, undefiled, uncorrupted …a1674

• UNACCURST
adj. pure, undefiled, uncorrupted …a1674

• UNACCUSTOMABLE
adj. unusual …1584 obs.

• UNACCUSTOMABLY
adv. unusually …1651 obs.

• UNACCUSTOMARILY
adv. unusually, abnormally …1634 obs.

• UNACHTELED
adj. unestimated …c1250 obs.

• UNACQUAINT
adj. not acquainted, unfamiliar, ignorant …1716 Sc.

• UNACQUAINTED
adj. unknown, unfamiliar, strange, unusual …1551 obs.

• UNACT
vb. to reverse an act; to undo …1594 obs. rare

• UNACTION
n. inaction …1698 obs.

• UNACTIVE
adj. 1. inactive; indisposed or unable to act; hence, sluggish, slothful …1591 obs.
adj. 2. remaining quiescent or idle …1599 obs.

• UNACTIVELY
adv. inactively …1611 obs.

• UNACTIVENESS
n. inactivity …1647 obs.

• UNACTIVITY
n. inactivity …1654 obs.

• UNACUTE
adj. lacking understanding …1775

• UNADDITIONABLE
adj. not worth counting in or adding …1716 obs.

• UNADDITIONED
adj. not provided with a title …a1661 obs.

• UNADDLE
adj. of an egg: not bad …1611 obs.

• UNADDLED
adj. unearned …1899 Eng. dial.

• UNADEPT
adj. unskilful, inept …1817
n. one who is not an adept; an inexperienced person …1742

• UNADEQUATE
adj. inadequate …1644 obs.

• UNADROIT
adj. unskilful, inept …1841

• UNADVANTAGEABLE
adj. not advantageous or profitable, disadvantageous …1603 obs.

• UNADVERTANCE
n. inadvertence …1483 obs.

• UNADVERTEDLY
adv. without being noticed or observed …1660 obs.

• UNADVISEDLY
adv. without warning; unexpectedly …c1535 obs.

• UNADVISELY
adv. unadvisedly …c1380 obs.

• UNADVISEMENT
n. want of consideration or judgement …1526 obs. rare

• UNADVISING
adj. imprudent …1721 obs.

• UNAFEARD
adj. unafraid …a1500 arch. or Eng. dial.

• UNAFEARED
adj. unafraid …a1500 arch. or Eng. dial.

• UNAFFECTEDNESS
n. impassiveness, indifference …1670 obs.

• UNAFFECTING
adj. free from affectation …1602 obs.

• UNAFFECTIONATE
adj. unbiased; impartial …1588 obs.

• UNAFFECTIONED
adj. lacking emotional sensibility …1788

• UNAFFILED
adj. unpolished, rude …1390 obs.

• UNAFFRIGHTED
adj. not frightened …1586

• UNAFFRONTIVE
adj. unresisting …1720 obs.

• UNAGAINSAYABLY
 adv. undeniably …c1449 obs. rare

• UNAGAINSTANDABLY
adv. irresistibly …c1449 obs.

• UNAGE
vb. to kill, to deprive of life …1717 Sc.

• UNAGED
adj. not of age …1486 obs.

• UNAGHAST
adj. not aghast; unafraid …a1510 Sc. obs.

• UNAGIN
adj. without beginning …a1225 obs.

• UNAGREEABLE
adj. 1. not agreeable or pleasing; not to one’s liking or taste; disagreeable, uncongenial …c1374 rare
adj. 2. unconformable or unsuitable to; inconsistent or incongruous with …1550 obs.

• UNAGREEABLY
adv. inconsistently …1546 obs.

• UNAIDANT
adj. not helpful …1667 obs.

• UNAIMABLE
adj. too many to be counted, unreckonable, innumerable …1382 obs.

• UNAIRABLE
adj. not capable of forming good music …a1619 obs.

• UNAIRED
adj. untravelled …a1616 obs.

• UNAISEMENT
n. an uneasy state …Bk1905 N. Ireland

• UNAKIN
adj. lacking relation …1864

• UNAL
adj. single; that is one only; based on unity …1883

• UNALCHEMY
vb. to decompose chemically …1661 obs.

• UNALLOYED
adj. of drinks: unmixed with water …Bk1902 colloq,

• UNALPHABETED
adj. not acquainted with the alphabet …1799

• UNALTERATE
adj. unaltered …1530 Sc. obs.

• UNANEMNED
adj. unnamed, indescribable …c1175

• UNANIMATE
adj. 1. dull, inanimate, not enlivened …1614 obs.
adj. 2. of one mind, agreeing, unanimous …1633 obs.
vb. to make of one mind; to cause to be unanimous …1702

• UNANIMATELY
adv. unanimously …1599 obs. rare

• UNANIME
 adj. unanimous …1610 obs.

• UNANIMELY
adv. unanimously …1625 obs.

• UNANIMY
vb. to combine harmoniously …1602 obs.

• UNANSWERABLE
adj. wanting in correspondence or agreement; discrepant, dissimilar …1611 obs.

• UNAPPAIR
vb. to become impaired; to fade …1426 obs.

• UNAPPAIRABLE
adj. incapable of being impaired; unfading …1574 obs.

• UNAPPAIRED
adj. unimpaired …1561 obs.

• UNAPPAREL
vb. to undress, to disrobe …1577 obs.

• UNAPPASSIONATE
adj. impartial …1598 obs.

• UNAPPASSIONATELY
adv. impartially …1598 obs.

• UNAPPEARING
adj. unapparent …1554 obs.

• UNAPPELLABLE
adj. unappealable …1661 obs.

• UNAPPERCEIVED
adj. unperceived …1390 obs. rare

• UNAPPLAUSIVE
adj. not praising …1837

• UNAPPLIABLE
adj. inapplicable …1588 obs.

• UNAPPOINT
vb. to cancel …1682

• UNAPPOSITELY
adv. irrelevantly …1680

• UNAPPREHENSIBLE
adj. that cannot be apprehended …1613 obs.

• UNAPPREHENSIVELY
adv. undiscoverably, imperceptibly …a1659 obs.

• UNAPPROVED
adj. not demonstrated; unproved …1597 obs.

• UNAPPROVEN
adj. not approved …1845 Sc. obs.

• UNAPT
adj. of persons or things: unfitted or unfit to do something …c1374 obs.

• UNAPTITUDE
n. inability …1545 obs.

• UNARITHMETIC
adj. unskilled in arithmetic …1789 obs.

• UNARRAY
vb. to deprive of array; to undress, to disrobe …a1400 obs.

• UNARTED
adj. 1. ignorant of the arts; unskilled …1603 obs.
adj. 2. unartificial; plain …1628 obs.

• UNARTFUL
adj. of persons: unskilful, maladroit …1683 rare

• UNARTIFICIAL
adj. not displaying special or skill; unskilful, inartistic, clumsy …1591 now rare or obs.

• UNARTIFICIALLY
adv. inartistically, unskilfully …1591 obs.

• UNARY
n. a unit …1576 obs.

• UNASCRIED
adj. a1548 obs. – unobserved, undiscovered

UNASINOUS
adj. 1656 – agreeing in stupidity
Etymology
– from Latin ūnus (one) + asinus (ass), after unanimous

UNASPECTED
adj. 1578 obs. – unsuspected, unexpected

UNASPECTIVE
adj. 1661 obs. – unregardful, careless, heedless

• UNASPIED
adj. c1400 obs. – unobserved, undiscovered

• UN-ASS
vb. 1. 1960s African-American sl. – to hand over, to give up
vb. 2. 1967 US sl. – to stand up; to remove yourself from your immediate location
vb. 3. 1991 US sl. – to knock someone out of a sitting position

• UNASSERVED
adj. 1. c1400 obs. – undeserved
adj. 2. c1400 obs. – unserved, neglected

• UNASSOCIABLE
adj. 1816 – incompatible

• UNASSURE
adj. 1531 obs. – unreliable
vb. 1643 obs. – to cancel the assurance of, to annul, to revoke

• UNASTRAINED
adj. c1375 obs. – unconstrained

• UNATTACHED
adj. 1. 1498 obs. – -not arrested or seized
adj. 2. 20C US colloq. – pert. to a sexually or maritally available man or woman
adj. 3. 20C US colloq. – pert. to an adult woman who is not married

• UNATTAINED
adj. 1613 obs. – untouched, unaffected

• UNATTENDANCE
n. c1449 obs. – inattention

• UNATTENDING
adj. 1634 – inattentive

• UNATTENTIVE
adj. 1591 obs. – inattentive

• UNATTENTIVELY
adv. 1611 obs. – inattentively

• UNAUDIBLE
adj. 1611 obs. – inaudible

• UNAUSPICIOUS
adj. 1601 obs. – inauspicious

• UNAUTHORITIED
adj. 1641 – unauthorized

• UNAVALUABLE
adj. 1638 obs. – inestimable

• UNAVISY
adj. c1420 obs. rare – not well-advised, imprudent

• UNAVOIDABLE CIRCUMSTANCES
n. L19 US sl. – formal dress breeches worn for Court appearances

• UNAVOIDABLE WRECK
n. 1930s rhyming sl. – the neck

• UNAWARED
adj. 1652 obs. – not forewarned

• UNAWARES
adj. 1548 obs. – ignorant, not aware, of something

• UNAWARNIST
adj. 1533 Sc. obs. – unannounced

• UNAWARNISTLY
adv. 1533 Sc. obs. – without warning

• UNAWNED
adj. c1200 obs. – unmanifested, undeclared


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Updated: September 7, 2022