from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Ill desert; failure to deserve something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Ill desert.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Lack of merit or desert.


in- +‎ desert (Wiktionary)


  • The failure was not only signal, but in the end discreditable; for while success is no sure proof of merit, nor its opposite of indesert, the wide miscalculation of the ultimate result, which kept the Boers so long inactive before Ladysmith, and saved Natal, while reinforcements were {p. 058} well known all the while to be hasting across the sea, is entitled to scant respect from any indications in its favour.

    Story of the War in South Africa 1899-1900


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