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Un meaning

un - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security
  2. 2. A negative prefix, signifying not, or the want of, which may be attached to nouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, and participles. When applied to nouns, adjectives, or participles when used adjectively, it usually denotes the absence of the state, quality, or condition expressed by the simple word, as unhappiness, unhappy, unfeeling, unarmed. When applied to adverbs, it denotes the negation of the modification expressed by the adverb, as unhappily. Applied to transitive verbs, or their participles, it usually denotes an undoing or reversal of the action expressed by the simple word, as unbind, unlock. Words beginning with un-, not found below, may be explained by adding not, or want of, to the simple word, or as indicated above.

un - examples of usage

  1. Can you put un to cut off they nettles along the ditch among they stones? - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. " No," he thought, " take me all round, I couldn't originally have bin meant to turn out a wrong un. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. Fillin' out into all a piece o' goods, ben't un? - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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