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  • adj. not good; bad

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not good; bad.

Etymologies

From un- +‎ good, present in Middle English ungod, and Old English ungōd. Popularised by its appearance in Newspeak, a fictional language coined in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), dystopian novel by George Orwell. (Wiktionary)

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