unmeant

adjective

un·​meant ˌən-ˈment How to pronounce unmeant (audio)
: not meant : unintended
… that masculine proviso by which you can express affection only through patently unmeant insults …Nicholas Lemann

Word History

First Known Use

1550, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unmeant was in 1550

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Cite this Entry

“Unmeant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmeant. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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