Un-

Un-

. [OE. & AS. un-; akin to OFries. un-, D. on-, OS., OHG., & G. un-, Icel. -, -, Sw. o-, Dan. u-, W. an-, L. in-, Gr. , , Skr. an-, a-. 193. Cf. A- not In- not, No, adv.] An inseparable prefix, or particle, signifying not; in-; non-. In- is prefixed mostly to words of Latin origin, or else to words formed by Latin suffixes; un- is of much wider application, and is attached at will to almost any adjective, or participle used adjectively, or adverb, from which it may be desired to form a corresponding negative adjective or adverb, and is also, but less freely, prefixed to nouns. Un- sometimes has merely an intensive force; as in unmerciless, unremorseless.
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I. Un- is prefixed to adjectives, or to words used adjectively. Specifically: --
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(a) To adjectives, to denote the absence of the quality designated by the adjective; as, --
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(b) To past particles, or to adjectives formed after the analogy of past particles, to indicate the absence of the condition or state expressed by them; as, --
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Unabsolvable
Unabsurd
Unabundant
Unaccordant
Unadoptable
Unadventurous
Unaffable
Unaffectionate
Unafraid
Unalliable
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Unalterable
Unambiguous
Unambitious
Unamendable
Un-American
Unamusive
Unangular
Unanxious
Unapocryphal
Unapostolic
Unapparent
Unappeasable
Unapplausive
Unappreciable
Unapprehensible
Unapprehensive
Unapproachable
Unartificial
Unartistic
Unassailable
Unattainable
Unattentive
Unauthentic
Unavailable
Unbailable
Unbearable
Unbeautiful
Unbeliefful
Unbelievable
Unbeneficial
Unbenevolent
Unblamable
Unblemishable
Unblissful
Unboastful
Unbold
Unbookish
Unbounteous
Unbribable
Unbrotherly
Unburdensome
Unbusinesslike
Unbusy
Uncandid
Uncanonical
Uncaptious
Uncareful
Uncelestial
Unceremonious
Unchallengeable
Unchangeable
Unchary
Unchastisable
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Unchildish
Unchivalrous
Uncholeric
Unchristianlike
Uncircumspect
Uncivic
Unclassible
Unclassic
Unclassical
Uncleanly
Unclear
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Uncollectible
Uncomic
Uncommendable
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Uncompanionable
Uncompassionate
Uncompellable
Uncompetitive
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Uncompliant Uncomplimentary
Unconcealable
Unconcurrent
Unconditionate
Unconfinable
Unconfutable
Uncongealable
Uncongenial
Unconjugal
Unconjunctive
Unconquerable
Unconsecrate
Uncontainable
Uncontaminate
Uncontradictable
Uncontrite
Unconvenable
Unconventional
Unconversable
Unconversant
Unconvertible
Uncoquettish
Uncordial
Uncorpulent
Uncorrespondent
Uncorruptible
Uncorruptive
Uncostly
Uncounselable
Uncountable
Uncounterfeit
Uncourteous
Uncourtierlike
Uncourtly
Uncrafty
Uncreatable
Uncritical
Uncrystalline
Uncultivable
Uncurious
Uncustomary
Undangerous
Undaughterly
Undead
Undeceivable
Undecidable
Undecipherable
Undeclinable
Undecomposable
Undefinable
Undelectable
Undeliberate
Undelightful
Undeliverable
Undemocratic
Undemonstrable
Undemonstrative
Undeniable
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Undescendible
Undescribable
Undesirable
Undesirous
Undespondent
Undevout
Undiaphanous
Undiligent
Undiminishable
Undiscernible
Undisciplinable
Undiscordant
Undiscoverable
Undissolvable
Undistinguishable
Undividable
Undivine
Undomestic
Undoubtful

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Undrainable
Undramatic
Undrinkable
Undurable
Unduteous
Undutiful
Unearnest
Uneatable
Unecclesiastical
Unedible
Unelaborate
Unelective
Unelusive
Unemotional
Unemphatic
Unemployable
Unendurable
Un-English
Unentire
Unenviable
Unenvious
Unepiscopal
Unequable
Unerrable
Unescapable
Unevangelical
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Unevident
Unexact
Unexaminable
Unexceptionable
Unexclusive
Unexemplary
Unexempt
Unexhaustible
Unexistent
Unexpectable
Unexpectant
Unexplainable
Unexpress
Unexpressible
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Unextinct
Unfactious
Unfadable
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Unfamiliar
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Unfatherly
Unfathomable
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Unfearful
Unfeasible
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Unfelt
Unfeminine
Unfermentable
Unfestival
Unfine
Unfleshy
Unfluent
Unforcible
Unfordable
Unforeknowable
Unforeseeable
Unforgetful
Unforgivable
Unformal
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Unfraternal
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Unfrightful
Unfrustrable
Unfull
Ungainable
Ungainful
Ungallant
Ungenial
Ungenteel
Ungentle
Ungentlemanlike
Ungentlemanly
Ungeometrical
Unghostly
Unglad
Ungodlike
Ungood
Ungoodly
Ungorgeous
Ungrammatical
Ungrave
Unguidable
Unguilty
Unhabile
Unhabitable
Unhale
Unhandy
Unhardy
Unharmful
Unhasty
Unhazardous
Unhealable
Unhealthful
Unhealthy
Unheavenly
Unheedful
Unhelpful
Unheritable

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Unhigh
 Unhonorable
 Unhopeful
 Unhostile
 Unhurt
 Unhhurtful
 Unhygienic
 Unideal
 Unidle
 Unillusory
 Unimaginable
 Unimaginative
 Unimmortal
 Unimplicit
 Unimportant
 Unimpressible
 Unimpressionable
 Unimprovable
 Unimpugnable
 Unincidental
 Unincreasable
 Unindifferent
 Unindulgent
 Unindustrious
 Uninflammable
 Uninfluential
 Uningenious
 Uningenuous
 Uninhabitable
 Uninjurious
 Uninquisitive
 Uninstructive
 Unintelligent
 Unintelligible
 Unintentional
 Uninteresting
 Uninterpretable
 Uninventive
 Uninvestigable
 Unjealous
 Unjoyful
 Unjoyous
 Unjustifiable
 Unkingly
 Unknightly
 Unknotty
 Unknowable
 Unlaborious
 Unladylike
 Unlevel
 Unlibidinous
 Unlightsome
 Unlimber
 Unlineal
 Unlogical
 Unlordly
 Unlosable
 Unlovable
 Unlucent
 Unluminous
 Unlustrous
 Unlusty
 Unmaidenly
 Unmakable
 Unmalleable
 Unmanageable
 Unmanful
 Unmanlike
 Unmanly
 Unmarketable
 Unmarriable
 Unmarriageable
 Unmarvelous
 Unmasculine
 Unmatchable
 Unmatronlike
 Unmeek
 Unmeet
 Unmelodious
 Unmendable
 Unmentionable
 Unmercenary
 Unmerciable
 Unmeritable
 Unmerry
 Unmetaphorical
 Unmighty
 Unmild
 Unmilitary
 Unmindful
 Unmingleable
 Unmiraculous
 Unmiry
 Unmitigable
 Unmodifiable
 Unmodish
 Unmoist
 Unmonkish
 Unmotherly
 Unmuscular
 Unmusical
 Unmysterious
 Unnamable
 Unnative
 Unnavigable
 Unneedful
 Unnegotiable
 Unniggard
 Unnoble
 Unobjectionable
 

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