un·​prayed | \ "+ \

Definition of unprayed

1 : not addressed in prayer
2 : not sought : unsolicited, uninvited often used with for

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First Known Use of unprayed

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for unprayed

Middle English unpreyed, from un- entry 1 + preyed, past participle of preyen to pray

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“Unprayed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unprayed. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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