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 History of this Word

"un" (not, opposite), spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

Notes

In this sense, "un" is a word added to another word to make a new word

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"un-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "not" or "reversal" modifies meaning of the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

un- illustration Untied shoe laces can be a big annoyance.
un- illustration This page is dedicated to helping other unhappy customers.