adjective Date: circa 1529 not meet ; unsuitable, improper

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  • Unmeet — Un*meet , a. Not meet or fit; not proper; unbecoming; unsuitable; usually followed by for. Unmeet for a wife. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] And all unmeet our carpet floors. Emerson. [1913 Webster] {Un*meet ly}, adv. {Un*meet ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unmeet — index improper, inappropriate, inapt, inept (inappropriate), unbecoming, undesirable, unseemly Bu …   Law dictionary

  • unmeet — O.E. unmæte immoderate, excessive, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + MEET (Cf. meet) (adj.). Cf. O.H.G. unmazi. Meanings unfitting and unsuited (for some purpose) are from 1520s …   Etymology dictionary

  • unmeet — [unmēt′] adj. [ME unmete < OE unmæte] Now Rare not meet, fit, or proper; unsuitable; unseemly …   English World dictionary

  • unmeet — /un meet /, adj. not meet; not fitting, suitable, or proper; not becoming or seemly. [bef. 900; ME unmete, OE unmaete. See UN 1, MEET2] * * * …   Universalium

  • unmeet — adjective Not proper …   Wiktionary

  • unmeet — adj. Wright’s L. P. p. 23 …   Oldest English Words

  • unmeet — a. Improper, unfit, unbecoming, unseemly …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • unmeet — un·meet …   English syllables

  • unmeet — un•meet [[t]ʌnˈmit[/t]] adj. not meet; not fitting or proper • Etymology: bef. 900 …   From formal English to slang

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