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un-2 British & World English

Added to verbs:

UN British & World English

United Nations

un-1 British & World English

(Added to adjectives, participles, and their derivatives) denoting the absence of a quality or state; not

un- New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

forms solid compounds except with words beginning with a capital

United Nations British & World English

An international organization of countries set up in 1945, in succession to the League of Nations, to promote international peace, security, and cooperation

UN in United Nations British & World English

An international organization of countries set up in 1945, in succession to the League of Nations, to promote international peace, security, and cooperation

wrong'un British & World English

A person of bad character

un-American British & World English

Not in accordance with American characteristics

un-English British & World English

Not considered characteristic of English people or the English language

un-Islamic British & World English

Contrary to the tenets of Islam

un-Australian British & World English

Not in accordance with characteristics and values considered to be typical of Australian people

vingt-et-un British & World English

The card game pontoon or blackjack

Kim Jong-un New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(b.1982/3), president of North Korea since 2011

House Un-American Activities Committee British & World English

A committee of the US House of Representatives established in 1938 to investigate subversives. It became notorious for its zealous investigations of alleged communists, particularly in the late 1940s, although it was originally intended to pursue Fascists also

unaired British & World English

Not exposed to the open air for ventilation

unburnt British & World English

Not damaged or destroyed by fire

uncool British & World English

Not fashionable or impressive

undyed British & World English

(Especially of fabric) not dyed; of its natural colour

ungreen British & World English

Harmful to the environment

unhuman British & World English

Not resembling or having the qualities of a human being

unladen British & World English

Not carrying a load

unlike2 British & World English

Withdraw one’s liking or approval of (a web page or posting on a social media website that one has previously liked)

unoaked British & World English

(Of wine) not matured in an oak container

unowned British & World English

Not having an owner

unsexy British & World English

Not sexually attractive or exciting

unshowy British & World English

Not showy in appearance or style; restrained or understated

unspool British & World English

Unwind or cause to unwind from or as if from a spool

unwaxed British & World English

Not treated or covered with wax or a similar substance

unbacked British & World English

Having no financial, material, or moral support

unfilial British & World English

Not having or showing the qualities associated with a son or daughter

ungeared British & World English

(Of a vehicle) not having gears or gearing

unironed British & World English

(Of clothes or other fabric articles) not smoothed with an iron

unissued British & World English

(Especially of shares) not yet issued

unmissed British & World English

Not missed by other people

unperson British & World English

A person whose name or existence is denied or ignored, especially because of a political misdemeanour


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