adjective Date: circa 1592 1. lacking proper form or shape 2. archaic not licked dry

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Unlicked — Un*licked , a. Not licked; hence, not properly formed; ungainly. Cf. {To lick into shape}, under {Lick}, v. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unlicked — [un likt′] adj. lacking proper form or refinement; rough, unfinished, etc …   English World dictionary

  • unlicked — “+ adjective Etymology: un (I) + licked, past participle of lick 1. : not licked dry : lacking proper form or shape an unlicked bear whelp Shakespeare 2. : revealing youthful naïveté or crudeness of manner : lacking finish or polish …   Useful english dictionary

  • unlicked — adjective a) Not licked. b) Naive or ignorant, like an unlicked cub …   Wiktionary

  • unlicked — /un likt /, adj. 1. not licked. 2. Archaic. a. not brought into final or proper shape; unfinished. b. unpolished or crude. [1585 95; UN 1 + LICK + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • unlicked — Synonyms and related words: Gothic, Neanderthal, animal, arrested, backward, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, bestial, brutal, brutish, budding, callow, coarse, crude, dewy, embryonic, green, growing, ill bred, immature, impolite, impubic, in… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unlicked — a. Shapeless, unformed …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • unlicked — un·licked …   English syllables

  • unlicked — /ʌnˈlɪkt/ (say un likt) adjective not licked …   Australian English dictionary

  • unlicked cub — unlicked cub, a crude or unmannerly young person: »You know, Polly, what an unlicked cub I was when I married you (Besant and Rice) …   Useful english dictionary

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