adjective see mense

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • menseless — lə̇s adjective dialect Britain : lacking manners, discretion, or neatness ye menseless coof Theodore Bonnet …   Useful english dictionary

  • Menseless — Mense Mense, n. [OE. menske, AS. mennisc human, man. See {Man}.] Manliness; dignity; comeliness; civility. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] {Mense ful}, a. {Mense less}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • menseless — mense·less …   English syllables

  • mense — noun Etymology: Middle English menske honor, from Old Norse mennska humanity; akin to Old English man Date: circa 1500 chiefly Scottish propriety • menseless adjective, chiefly Scottish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mense — menseful, adj. menseless, adj. /mens/, n., v., mensed, mensing. Brit. Dial. n. 1. propriety; discretion. v.t. 2. to adorn; bring honor to; grace. [1490 1500; var. (north) of mensk, ME menske courtesy, honor < ON menska humanity, c. OE menniscu… …   Universalium

  • mensless — variant of menseless …   Useful english dictionary

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