Definitions

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  • adj. Not praised.

Etymologies

un- +‎ praised (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The advocates of humanity are not yet become too numerous: but those who practise its divine precepts, however humble and unnoticed be their station, ought not to sink into obscurity, unrecorded and unpraised, with the vile monsters who deride misery and fatten on calamity.

    The Settlement at Port Jackson

  • Because, had he been unpraised, and these self-same men had dispraised him, and with dispraise and contempt told the very same things of him, I had never been so kindled and excited to love him.

    The Confessions

  • Caudell wondered if they resented remaining unmentioned and unpraised.

    The Guns Of The South

  • Because if he had gone unpraised, and these same people had criticized him and had spoken the same things of him in a tone of scorn and disapproval, I should never have been kindled and provoked to love him.

    Confessions and Enchiridion, newly translated and edited by Albert C. Outler

  • The first-rate actor always does his best, because the audience expect it, and reward him with their applause; but no one cares for, or observes, the performer of second-rate talents: whether he be perfect in his part, and exert himself to the utmost, or be slovenly and negligent throughout, he is unpraised and unblamed.

    The Mirror Of Literature, Amusement, And Instruction Volume 14, No. 391, September 26, 1829

  • The most obscure teacher, back in the country hills, unknown, unthought of, unpraised, but with loving patience unfolding the secrets of knowledge to little frowzy headed boys and girls, can look into her mirror at evening and behold the face of an angel.

    Supreme Personality

  • No troubadour would have sung her praises; or if he did, he would either have left her hair unpraised, or else lied and called it golden, meaning red, as we know by the illuminated books of the Middle Ages.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 24, October, 1859

  • Sure enough from the boskages adjacent came the ring and tap of a hammer to the accompaniment of a rich, sweet voice unpraised in song.

    Peregrine's Progress

  • The All-giver would be unthanked, would be unpraised

    Comus, a Mask

  • Because had he been unpraised, and these self-same men had dispraised him, and with dispraise and contempt told the very same things of him, I had never been so kindled and excited to love him.

    The Fourth Book

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