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    UNINGENUOUS, a. Not ingenuous; not frank or candid; disingenuous.

    UNINHABITABLE, a. Not inhabitable; that in which men cannot live; unfit to be the residence of men.

    UNINHABITABLENESS, n. The state of being uninhabitable.

    UNINHABITED, a. Not inhabited by men; having no inhabitants.

    UNINITIATED, a. Not initiated.

    UNINJURED, a. Not injured; not hurt; suffering no harm.

    UNINQUISITIVE, a. s as z. Not inquisitive; not curious to search and inquire.

    UNINSCRIBED, a. Not inscribed; having no inscription.

    UNINSPIRED, a. Not having received any supernatural instruction or illumination.


    1. Not instructed or taught; not educated.NWAD UNINSTRUCTED.2

    2. Not directed by superior authority; not furnished with instructions.NWAD UNINSTRUCTED.3

    UNINSTRUCTIVE, a. Not instructive; not conferring improvement.

    UNINSULATED, a. Not insulated; not being separated or detached from every thing else.

    UNINSURED, a. [See Sure.] Not insured; not assured against loss.


    1. Not having reason or consciousness; not possessing understanding.NWAD UNINTELLIGENT.2

    2. Not knowing; not skillful; dull.NWAD UNINTELLIGENT.3

    UNINTELLIGIBILITY, n. The quality of being not intelligible.

    UNINTELLIGIBLE, a. Not intelligible; that cannot be understood.

    UNINTELLIGIBLY, adv. In a manner not to be understood.

    UNINTENDED, a. Not intended; not designed.

    UNINTENTIONAL, a. Not intentional; not designed; done or happening without design.

    UNINTENTIONALLY, adv. Without design or purpose.


    1. Not interested; not having any interest or property in; having nothing at stake; as, to be uninterested in any business or calamity.NWAD UNINTERESTED.2

    2. Not having the mind or the passions engaged; as, to be uninterested in a discourse or narration.NWAD UNINTERESTED.3

    UNINTERESTING, a. Not capable of exiting an interest, or of engaging the mind or passions; as an uninteresting story or poem.

    UNINTERMISSION, n. Defect or failure of intermission.

    UNINTERMITTED, a. Not intermitted; not interrupted; not suspended for a time; continued.

    UNINTERMITTING, a. Not intermitting; not ceasing for a time; continuing.

    UNINTERMITTINGLY, adv. Without cessation; continually.

    UNINTERMIXED, a. Not intermixed; not mingled.

    UNINTERPOLATED, a. Not interpolated; not inserted at a time subsequent to the original writing.


    1. Not interrupted; not broken.NWAD UNINTERRUPTED.2

    2. Not disturbed by intrusion or avocation.NWAD UNINTERRUPTED.3

    UNINTERRUPTEDLY, adv. Without interruption; without disturbance.

    UNINTRENCHED, a. Not intrenched; not defended by intrenchments.

    UNINTRICATED, a. Not perplexed; not obscure or intricate. [Not in use.]

    UNINTRODUCED, a. Not introduced; not properly conducted; obtrusive.

    UNINURED, a. Not inured; not hardened by use or practice.

    UNINVENTED, a. Not invented; not found out.


    1. Not invested; not clothed.NWAD UNINVESTED.2

    2. Not converted into some species of property less fleeting than money; as money uninvested.NWAD UNINVESTED.3

    UNINVESTIGABLE, a. That cannot be investigated or searched out.

    UNINVIDIOUS, a. Not invidious.

    UNINVITED, a. Not invited; not requested; not solicited.

    UNION, n. [L. unio, to unite, from unus, one.]

    1. The act of joining two or more things into one, and thus forming a compound body or a mixture; or the junction or coalition of things thus united. Union differs from connection, as it implies the bodies to be in contact, without an intervening body; whereas things may be connected by the intervention of a third body, as by a cord or chain.NWAD UNION.2

    One kingdom, joy and union without end.NWAD UNION.3

    2. Concord; agreement and conjunction of mind, will, affections or interest. Happy is the family where perfect union subsists between all its members.NWAD UNION.4

    3. The junction or united existence of spirit and matter; as the union of soul and body.NWAD UNION.5

    4. Among painters, a symmetry and agreement between the several parts of a painting.NWAD UNION.6

    5. In architecture, harmony between the colors in the materials of a building.NWAD UNION.7

    6. In ecclesiastical affairs, the combining or consolidating of two or more churches into one. This cannot be done without the consent of the bishop, the patron, and the incumbent. Union is by accession, when the united benefice becomes an accessory of the principal; by confusion, where the two titles are suppressed, and a new one created, including both; and by equality, where the two titles subsist, but are equal and independent.NWAD UNION.8

    7. States united. Thus the United States of America are sometimes call the Union.NWAD UNION.9

    8. A pearl. [L. unio. Not in use.]NWAD UNION.10

    Union, or Act of union, the act by which Scotland was united to England, or by which the two kingdoms were incorporated into one, in 1707.NWAD UNION.11

    Legislative union, the union of Great Britain and Ireland, in 1800.NWAD UNION.12

    Union by the first intention, in surgery, the process by which the opposite surfaces of recent wounds grow together and unite without suppuration, when they are kept in contact with each other; the result of a wonderful self-healing power in living bodies.NWAD UNION.13

    UNIPAROUS, a. [L. unus, one, and pario, to bear.] Producing one at a birth.

    UNIRADIATED, a. Having one ray.


    1. Not irritated; not fretted.NWAD UNIRRITATED.2

    2. Not provoked or angered.NWAD UNIRRITATED.3


    1. Not irritating or fretting.NWAD UNIRRITATING.2

    2. Not provoking.NWAD UNIRRITATING.3

    3. Not exciting.NWAD UNIRRITATING.4

    UNISON, n. [L. unus, one, and sonur, sound.]

    1. In music, an accordance or coincidence of sounds, proceeding from an equality in the number of vibrations made in a given time by a sonorous body. If two chords of the same matter have equal length, thickness and tension, they are said to be in unison, and their sounds will be in unison. Sounds of very different qualities and force may be in unison; as the sound of a bell may be in unison with a sound of a flute. Unison then consists in sameness of degree, or similarity in respect to gravity or acuteness, and is applicable to any sound, whether of instruments or of the human organs, etc.NWAD UNISON.2

    2. A single unvaried note.NWAD UNISON.3

    In unison, in agreement; in harmony.NWAD UNISON.4

    UNISON, a. Sounding alone.

    Sounds intermix’d with voice, choral or unison.NWAD UNISON.6

    UNISONANCE, n. Accordance of sounds.

    What constitutes unisonance is the equality of the number of vibrations of two sonorous bodies, in equal times.NWAD UNISONANCE.2

    UNISONANT, a. Being in unison; having the same degree of gravity or acuteness.

    UNISONOUS, a. Being in unison.

    UNIT, n. [L. unus, one; unitas, unity.]

    1. One; a word which denotes a single thing or person; the least whole number.NWAD UNIT.2

    Units are the integral parts of any large number.NWAD UNIT.3

    2. In mathematics, any known determinate quantity, by the constant repetition of which, any other quantity of the same kind is measured. [See Unity.]NWAD UNIT.4

    UNITARIAN, n. [L. unitus, unus.] One who denies the doctrine of the trinity, and ascribes divinity to God the Father only. The Arian and Socinian are both comprehended in the term Unitarian.

    UNITARIAN, a. Pertaining to Unitarians, or to the doctrine of the unity of the Godhead.

    UNITARIANISM, n. The doctrines of Unitarians, who contend for the unity of the Godhead, in opposition to the Trinitarians, and who of course deny the divinity of Christ.

    UNITE, v.t. [L. unio, unitus.]

    1. To put together or join two or more things, which make one compound or mixture. Thus we unite the parts of a building to make one structure. The kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland united, form one empire. So we unite spirit and water and other liquors. We unite strands to make a rope. The states of North America united, form one nation.NWAD UNITE.2

    2. To join; to connect in a near relation or alliance; as, to unite families by marriage; to unite nations by treaty.NWAD UNITE.3

    3. To make to agree or be uniform; as, to unite a kingdom in one form of worship; to unite men in opinions.NWAD UNITE.4

    4. To cause to adhere; as, to unite bricks or stones by cement.NWAD UNITE.5

    5. To join in interest or fellowship. Genesis 49:6.NWAD UNITE.6

    6. To tie; to splice; as, to unite two cords or ropes.NWAD UNITE.7

    7. To join in affection; to make near; as, to unite hearts in love.NWAD UNITE.8

    To unite the heart, to cause all its powers and affections to join with order and delight in the same objects. Psalm 86:11.NWAD UNITE.9

    UNITE, v.i.

    1. To join in an act; to concur; to act in concert. All parties united in petitioning for a repeal of the law.NWAD UNITE.11

    2. To coalesce; to be cemented or consolidated; to combine; as, bodies unite by attraction or affinity.NWAD UNITE.12

    3. To grow together, as the parts of a wound.NWAD UNITE.13

    The spur of a young cock grafted into the comb, will unite and grow.NWAD UNITE.14

    4. To coalesce, as sounds.NWAD UNITE.15

    5. To be mixed. Oil and water will not unite.NWAD UNITE.16

    UNITED, pp. Joined; made to agree; cemented; mixed; attached by growth.

    United flowers, are such as have the stamens and pistils in the same flower.NWAD UNITED.2

    UNITER, n. The person or thing that unites.

    UNITING, ppr. Joining; causing to agree; consolidating; coalescing; growing together.

    UNITION, n. Junction; act of uniting. [Not in use.]

    UNITIVE, a. Having the power of uniting. [Not used.]

    UNITY, n. [L. unitas.]

    1. The state of being one; oneness. Unity may consist of a simple substance or existing being, as the soul; but usually it consists in a close junction of particles or parts, constituting a body detached from other bodies. Unity is a thing undivided itself, but separate from ever other thing.NWAD UNITY.2

    2. Concord; conjunction; as a unity of proofs.NWAD UNITY.3

    3. Agreement; uniformity; as unity of doctrine; unity of worship in a church.NWAD UNITY.4

    4. In christian theology, oneness of sentiment, affection or behavior.NWAD UNITY.5

    How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Psalm 133:1.NWAD UNITY.6

    5. In mathematics, the abstract expression for any unit whatsoever. The number 1 is unity, when it is not applied to any particular object; but a unit, when it is so applied.NWAD UNITY.7

    6. In poetry, the principle by which a uniform tenor of story and propriety of representation is preserved. In the drama, there are three unities; the unity of action, that of time, and that of place. In the epic poem, the great and almost only unity is that of action.NWAD UNITY.8

    7. In music, such a combination of parts as to constitute a whole, or a kind of symmetry of style and character.NWAD UNITY.9

    8. In law, the properties of a joint estate are derived from its unity, which is fourfold; unity of interest, unity of title, unity of time, and unity of possession; in other words, joint-tenants have one and the same interest, accruing by one and the same conveyance, commencing at the same time, and held by one and the same undivided possession.NWAD UNITY.10

    9. In law, unity of possession, is a joint possession of two rights by several titles, as when a man has a lease of land upon a certain rent, and afterwards buys the fee simple. This is a unity of possession, by which the lease is extinguished.NWAD UNITY.11

    Unity of faith, is an equal belief of the same truths of God, and possession of the grace of faith in like form and degree.NWAD UNITY.12

    Unity of spirit, is the oneness which subsists between Christ and his saints, by which the same spirit dwells in both, and both have the same disposition and aims; and it is the oneness of christians among themselves, united under the same head, having the same spirit dwelling in them, and possessing the same graces, faith, love, hope, etc.NWAD UNITY.13

    UNIVALVE, a. [L. unus, one, and valve.] Having one valve only, as a shell or pericarp.

    UNIVALVE, n. A shell having one valve only. The univalves form one of the three divisions into which shells are usually divided.

    UNIVALVULAR, a. Having one valve only; as a univalvular pericap or shell.

    UNIVERSAL, a. [L. universalis; unus and versor.]

    1. All; extending to or comprehending the whole number, quantity or space; as universal ruin; universal good; universal benevolence.NWAD UNIVERSAL.2

    The universal cause acts not by partial, but by general laws.NWAD UNIVERSAL.3

    2. Total; whole.NWAD UNIVERSAL.4

    From harmony, from heav’nly harmony, this universal frame began.NWAD UNIVERSAL.5

    3. Comprising all the particulars; as universal kinds.NWAD UNIVERSAL.6

    4. In botany, a universal umbel, is a primary or general umbel; the first or largest set of rays in a compound umbel; opposed to partial. A universal involucre is placed at the foot of a universal umbel.NWAD UNIVERSAL.7

    Universal instrument, is one which measures all kinds of distances, lengths, etc.; as the pantometer or holometer.NWAD UNIVERSAL.8

    Universal dial, is a dial by which the hour may be found by the sun in any part of the world, or under any elevation of the pole.NWAD UNIVERSAL.9

    Universal proposition. [See the noun.]NWAD UNIVERSAL.10

    UNIVERSAL, n. [See the adjective.]

    1. In logic, a universal is complex or incomplex. A complex universal, is either a universal proposition, as “every whole is greater than its parts,” or whatever raises a manifold conception in the mind, as the definition of a reasonable animal.NWAD UNIVERSAL.12

    An incomplex universal, is what produces one conception only in the mind, and is a simple thing respecting many; as human nature, which relates to every individual in which it is found.NWAD UNIVERSAL.13

    2. The whole; the general system of the universe. [Not in use.]NWAD UNIVERSAL.14

    UNIVERSALISM, n. In theology, the doctrine or belief that all men will be saved or made happy in a future life.

    UNIVERSALIST, n. One who holds the doctrine that all men will be saved.

    UNIVERSALITY, n. The state of extending to the whole; as the universality of a proposition; the universality of sin; the universality of the deluge.

    UNIVERSALLY, adv. With extension to the whole; in a manner to comprehend all; without exception. Air is a fluid universally diffused. God’s laws are universally binding on his creatures.

    [Note - Universal and its derivatives are used in common discourse for general. This kind of universality is by the schoolmen called moral, as admitting of some exceptions, in distinction from metophysical, which precludes all exceptions.]NWAD UNIVERSALLY.2

    UNIVERSALNESS, n. Universality.

    UNIVERSE, n. [L. universitas.]

    The collective name of heaven and earth, and all that belongs to them; the whole system of created things.NWAD UNIVERSE.2

    UNIVERSITY, n. An assemblage of colleges established in any place, with professors for instructing students in the sciences and other branches of learning, and where degrees are conferred. A university is properly a universal school, in which are taught all branches of learning, or the four faculties of theology, medicine, law and the sciences and arts.

    UNIVOCAL, a. [L. unus, one, and vox, word.]

    1. Having one meaning only. A univocal word is opposed to an equivocal, which has two or more significations.NWAD UNIVOCAL.2

    2. Having unison of sounds; as the octave in music and its replicates.NWAD UNIVOCAL.3

    3. Certain; regular; pursuing always one tenor. [Little used.]NWAD UNIVOCAL.4

    UNIVOCALLY, adv.

    1. In one term; in one sense.NWAD UNIVOCALLY.2

    How is sin univocally distinguished into venial and mortal, if the venial be not sin?NWAD UNIVOCALLY.3

    2. In one tenor. [Little used.]NWAD UNIVOCALLY.4

    UNIVOCATION, n. Agreement of name and meaning.

    UNIVOQUE, UNIVOKE, a. In music, univocal concords are the octave and its recurrences, above or below.

    UNJOINT, v.t. To disjoint.


    1. Disjointed; separated.NWAD UNJOINTED.2

    2. Having no joint or articulation; as an unjointed stem.NWAD UNJOINTED.3

    UNJOYOUS, a. Not joyous; not gay or cheerful.

    UNJUDGED, a. Not judged; not judicially determined.

    UNJUST, a.

    1. Not just; acting contrary to the standard of right established by the divine law; not equitable; as an unjust man.NWAD UNJUST.2

    2. Contrary to justice and right; wrongful; as an unjust sentence; an unjust demand; an unjust accusation.NWAD UNJUST.3

    UNJUSTIFIABLE, a. Not justifiable; that cannot be proved to be right; not to be vindicated or defended; as an unjustifiable motive or action.

    UNJUSTIFIABLENESS, n. The quality of not being justifiable.

    UNJUSTIFIABLY, adv. In a manner that cannot be justified or vindicated.


    1. Not justified or vindicated.NWAD UNJUSTIFIED.2

    2. Not pardoned.NWAD UNJUSTIFIED.3

    UNJUSTLY, adv. In an unjust manner; wrongfully.

    UNKED, UNKID, for uncouth, odd; strange. [Not in use.]

    UNKEMMED, UNKEMPT, a. Uncombed; unpolished. [Obsolete, except in poetry.]

    UNKENNEL, v.t.

    1. To drive from his hole; as, to unkennel a fox.NWAD UNKENNEL.2

    2. To rouse from secrecy or retreat.NWAD UNKENNEL.3

    3. To release from a kennel.NWAD UNKENNEL.4

    UNKENNELED, pp. Driven or let loose from confinement, as a fox or dog.

    UNKENT, a. [un and ken, to know.] Unknown. Obs.

    UNKEPT, a.

    1. Not kept; not retained; not preserved.NWAD UNKEPT.2

    2. Not observed; not obeyed; as a command.NWAD UNKEPT.3

    UNKERNELED, a. Destitute of a kernel.

    UNKIND, a.

    1. Not kind; not benevolent; not favorable; not obliging.NWAD UNKIND.2

    2. Unnatural.NWAD UNKIND.3

    UNKINDLY, a.

    1. Unnatural; contrary to nature; as an unkindly crime.NWAD UNKINDLY.2

    2. Unfavorably; malignant; as an unkindly fog.NWAD UNKINDLY.3

    UNKINDLY, adv.

    1. Without kindness; without affection; as, to treat one unkindly.NWAD UNKINDLY.5

    2. In a manner contrary to nature; unnaturally.NWAD UNKINDLY.6

    All works of nature, abortive, monstrous, or unkindly mix’d.NWAD UNKINDLY.7


    1. Want of kindness; want of natural affection; want of good will.NWAD UNKINDNESS.2

    2. Disobliging treatment; disfavor.NWAD UNKINDNESS.3

    UNKING, v.t. To deprive of royalty.

    UNKINGLIKE, UNKINGLY, a. Unbecoming a king; not noble.

    UNKISSED, a. Not kissed.

    UNKLE. [See Uncle.]

    UNKNIGHTLY, a. Unbecoming a knight.

    UNKNIT, v.t.

    1. To separate threads that are knit; to open; to loose work that is knit or knotted.NWAD UNKNIT.2

    2. To open.NWAD UNKNIT.3

    UNKNOT, v.t. To free from knots; to untie.

    UNKNOW, v.t. To cease to know. [Not in use.]

    UNKNOWABLE, a. That cannot be known.

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