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Un-
adv.
Those which have the value of independent words, inasmuch as the simple words are either not used at all, or are rarely, or at least much less frequently, used; as, unavoidable, unconscionable, undeniable, unspeakable, unprecedented, unruly, and the like; or inasmuch as they are used in a different sense from the usual meaning of the primitive, or especially in one of the significations of the latter; as, unaccountable, unalloyed, unbelieving, unpretending, unreserved, and the like; or inasmuch as they are so frequently and familiarly used that they are hardly felt to be of negative origin; as, uncertain, uneven, and the like.
Un-
adv.
Those which are anomalous, provincial, or, for some other reason, not desirable to be used, and are so indicated; as, unpure for impure, unsatisfaction for dissatisfaction, unexpressible for inexpressible, and the like.
Un-
adv.
Un- is prefixed to nouns to express the absence of, or the contrary of, that which the noun signifies; as, unbelief, unfaith, unhealth, unrest, untruth, and the like.
n.
Inability.
a.
Not able; not having sufficient strength, means, knowledge, skill, or the like; impotent' weak; helpless; incapable; -- now usually followed by an infinitive or an adverbial phrase; as, unable for work; unable to bear fatigue.
a.
Disabled.
n.
Inability.
The English name for a catboat; -- so called because Una was the name of the first boat of this kind taken to England.
a.
Not abridged, or shortened; full; complete; entire; whole.
a.
Not absorbable; specifically (Physiol.), not capable of absorption; unable to pass by osmosis into the circulating blood; as, the unabsorbable portion of food.
n.
The quality of being unacceptable; unacceptableness.
a.
Not acceptable; not pleasing; not welcome; unpleasant; disagreeable; displeasing; offensive.
a.
Inaccessible.
a.
Not accomplished or performed; unfinished; also, deficient in accomplishment; unrefined.
n.
The state of being unaccomplished.
n.
The quality or state of being unaccountable.
a.
Not accountable or responsible; free from control.
a.
Not to be accounted for; inexplicable; not consonant with reason or rule; strange; mysterious.
a.
Inaccurate.
n.
Inaccuracy.

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