unlove

1 of 2

verb

un·​love
"+

transitive verb

: to cease to love
he must not unlove her but he must certainly leave herDelineator

intransitive verb

: to stop loving something
he can … unlove so easilyRobert Hichens

unlove

2 of 2

noun

un·​love
ˈənˌləv
: absence of love : hate
after months of gnawing unloveMartha Gellhorn

Word History

Etymology

Verb

Middle English unloven, from un- entry 2 + loven to love

Noun

un- entry 1 + love, noun

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“Unlove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unlove. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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