unformed (adj.) Look up unformed at Dictionary.com
early 14c., from un- (1) "not" + past participle adjective from form (v.).
unfortunate (adj.) Look up unfortunate at Dictionary.com
mid-15c., "unlucky," from un- (1) "not" + fortunate (adj.). Infortunate in same sense is from late 14c. (along with a verb infortune "to render unhappy"). In late 18c.-early 19c., unfortunate woman was a polite way to say "prostitute." The noun meaning "one who is not fortunate" is recorded from 1630s.
unfortunately (adv.) Look up unfortunately at Dictionary.com
1540s, "in an unfortunate manner, by ill-fortune," from unfortunate + -ly (2). The original meaning is now rare; the main modern sense of "sad to say, unhappily, unluckily," in parenthetical use, is recorded from 1770s.
unfortune (n.) Look up unfortune at Dictionary.com
"misfortune, bad luck," early 15c., from un- (1) "not" + fortune (n.).
unfounded (adj.) Look up unfounded at Dictionary.com
1640s, "having no foundation or basis," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of found (v.1).
unfree (adj.) Look up unfree at Dictionary.com
c.1300, from un- (1) "not" + free (adj.). Similar formation in Middle Dutch onvri, Old High German unfri, German unfrei, Middle Danish ufri.
unfrequented (adj.) Look up unfrequented at Dictionary.com
1580s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of frequent (v.).
unfriend (v.) Look up unfriend at Dictionary.com
in the Facebook sense, attested from November 2007, from un- (1) "not" + friend (v.). Unfriended is at least as old as Shakespeare in the sense "friendless." A noun unfriend "enemy" is recorded from late 13c., chiefly in Scottish, and was still in use in the 19th century.
unfriendly (adj.) Look up unfriendly at Dictionary.com
early 15c., "not characteristic of friends, hostile, inimical," from un- (1) "not" + friendly. Similar formation in Middle Dutch onvriendelijc, Middle High German unvriuntlich, German unfreundlich. Old English had unferondlice "unkindly." Related: Unfriendliness.
unfruitful (adj.) Look up unfruitful at Dictionary.com
late 14c., "barren," from un- (1) "not" + fruitful. Originally literal; figurative sense is attested from c.1400. Related: Unfruitfully; unfruitfulness.
unfulfilled (adj.) Look up unfulfilled at Dictionary.com
late 14c., from un- (1) "not" + past participle of fulfill (v.).
unfunded (adj.) Look up unfunded at Dictionary.com
1776, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of fund (v.).
unfunny (adj.) Look up unfunny at Dictionary.com
1858, from un- (1) "not" + funny (adj.).
unfurl (v.) Look up unfurl at Dictionary.com
1640s, from un- (2) "opposite of" + furl (v.). Related: unfurled, unfurling.
unfurnished (adj.) Look up unfurnished at Dictionary.com
1540s, "not equipped, unprepared," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of furnish (v.). In reference to houses, apartments, etc., "not provided with furniture," it is recorded from 1580s.
ungainly (adj.) Look up ungainly at Dictionary.com
1610s, "unfit, improper," from Middle English ungeinliche, from ungein (late 14c.) "inconvenient, disagreeable, troublesome," from un- (1) "not" + gein "kind, helpful; reliable; beneficial; suitable, appropriate; convenient," from Old Norse gegn "straight, direct, helpful," from Proto-Germanic *gagina "against" (see again). Old English had ungænge "useless, vain."
ungentlemanly (adj.) Look up ungentlemanly at Dictionary.com
1560s, from un- (1) "not" + gentlemanly.
ungird (v.) Look up ungird at Dictionary.com
Old English ongyrde, from un- (2) "opposite of" + gird (v.). Similar formation in Middle Dutch ontgorden, Old High German ingurten, German entgürten. Related: Ungirded; ungirding.
unglue (v.) Look up unglue at Dictionary.com
1540s, from un- (2) "opposite of" + glue (v.). Related: Unglued; ungluing. Unglued in figurative sense is recorded from 1922.
ungodly (adj.) Look up ungodly at Dictionary.com
late 14c., "irreligious, not god-fearing, not in accordance with the laws of God," from un- (1) "not" + godly (adj.). Similar formation in Middle Dutch ongodelijc, German ungöttlich, Middle Swedish ogudhlik. Colloquial sense of "extremely annoying" is recorded from 1887.
ungovernable (adj.) Look up ungovernable at Dictionary.com
1670s, from un- (1) "not" + governable.
ungoverned (adj.) Look up ungoverned at Dictionary.com
from un- (1) "not" + past participle of govern (v.).
ungraceful (adj.) Look up ungraceful at Dictionary.com
1660s, from un- (1) "not" + graceful. Related: ungracefully.
ungracious (adj.) Look up ungracious at Dictionary.com
c.1200, "ungrateful;" early 14c., "lacking God's grace;" early 15c., "rude, unmannerly," from un- (1) "not" + gracious (adj.). Related: Ungraciously.
ungrammatical (adj.) Look up ungrammatical at Dictionary.com
1650s, from un- (1) "not" + grammatical. Related: Ungrammatically.
ungrateful (adj.) Look up ungrateful at Dictionary.com
1550s, from un- (1) "not" + grateful. Related: Ungratefully.
ungual (adj.) Look up ungual at Dictionary.com
"pertaining to a nail or claw," 1834, from Latin unguis "a claw, nail of the finger or toe;" cognate with Greek onyx, Old English nægel, Old Norse nagl "nail;" see nail (n.).
unguarded (adj.) Look up unguarded at Dictionary.com
1590s, "not furnished with a guard," from un- (1) "not" + guarded. Sense of "not on one's guard, not taking heed" is attested from 1630s.
unguent (n.) Look up unguent at Dictionary.com
"ointment," early 15c., from Latin unguentem "ointment," from stem of unguere "to anoint or smear with ointment," from PIE root *ongw- "to salve, anoint" (cognates: Sanskrit anakti "anoints, smears," Armenian aucanem "I anoint," Old Prussian anctan "butter," Old High German ancho, German anke "butter," Old Irish imb, Welsh ymenyn "butter").
unguided (adj.) Look up unguided at Dictionary.com
1580s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of guide (v.).
ungulate (adj.) Look up ungulate at Dictionary.com
"hoofed," 1802, from Late Latin ungulatus "hoofed," from ungula "hoof, claw, talon," diminutive (in form but not sense) of unguis "nail" (see ungual). Ungulata, the order of hoofed mammals, is recorded from 1839.
unh-unh Look up unh-unh at Dictionary.com
sound expressing negation or denial, attested from 1951.
unhallowed (adj.) Look up unhallowed at Dictionary.com
"not consecrated," Old English unhalgod, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of hallow (v.).
unhampered (adj.) Look up unhampered at Dictionary.com
1690s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of hamper (v.).
unhand (v.) Look up unhand at Dictionary.com
c.1600, "to release from one's grasp," from un- (2) "opposite of" + hand (v.).
unhappily (adv.) Look up unhappily at Dictionary.com
late 14c., "unfortunately, unluckily;" early 15c., "wretchedly, without happiness," from un- (i) "not" + happily, or from unhappy + -ly (2.). Similar formation in Old Norse unheppiliga.
unhappiness (n.) Look up unhappiness at Dictionary.com
late 15c., "misfortune," from unhappy + -ness. Meaning "mental misery" is from 1722.
unhappy (adj.) Look up unhappy at Dictionary.com
c.1300, "causing misfortune or trouble (to oneself or others)," from un- (1) "not" + happy. Meaning "unfortunate, unlucky" is recorded from late 14c.; sense of "miserable, wretched" is recorded from late 14c. (originally via misfortune or mishap).
unharmed (adj.) Look up unharmed at Dictionary.com
mid-14c., from un- (1) "not" + past participle of harm (v.).
unharness (v.) Look up unharness at Dictionary.com
mid-15c., "divest of armor," from un- (2) "opposite of" + harness (v.). Similar formation in Dutch ontharnassen "to disarm." Meaning "to free (a horse) from harness" is recorded from 1610s. Related: Unharnessed; unharnessing.
unhealthy (adj.) Look up unhealthy at Dictionary.com
1590s, "injurious to health," from un- (1) "not" + healthy (adj.). Earlier unhealthsome (1540s), unhealthful (1570s). Of persons, "sickly," it is attested from 1610s. Related: Unhealthily.
unheard (adj.) Look up unheard at Dictionary.com
c.1300 "not detected by sense of hearing," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of hear. Meaning "unknown, new" is attested from late 14c. (Old English had ungehered in this sense). Usually with of since 1590s. Similar formation in Old Norse oheyrðr, Danish uhørt, Middle Dutch ongehoort, Old High German ungehoret.
unheeded (adj.) Look up unheeded at Dictionary.com
1610s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of heed (v.).
unhelpful (adj.) Look up unhelpful at Dictionary.com
1590s, from un- (1) "not" + helpful. Related: Unhelpfully; unhelpfulness.
unheralded (adj.) Look up unheralded at Dictionary.com
1845, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of herald (v.).
unhindered (adj.) Look up unhindered at Dictionary.com
1610s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of hinder (v.).
unhinge (v.) Look up unhinge at Dictionary.com
recorded earlier in the mental sense of "to disorder" the mind, etc. (1612) than in the literal one of "to take (a door, etc.) off its hinges" (1616); from un- (2) "opposite of" + hinge (n.). Hinge as a verb meaning "to attach by a hinge" is recorded only from 1758. Related: Unhinged; unhinging.
unhinged (adj.) Look up unhinged at Dictionary.com
"thrown into confusion," 1719, past participle adjective from unhinge.
unhistorical (adj.) Look up unhistorical at Dictionary.com
1610s, "not in accordance with history, not being a part of recorded history," from un- (1) "not" + historical. Unhistoric in this sense is from 1801. Related: Unhistorically.
unhitch (v.) Look up unhitch at Dictionary.com
1620s, from un- (2) "opposite of" + hitch (v.). Related: Unhitched; unhitching.