Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not instructed; untaught.
  • adjective Not yet bred.
  • adjective Obsolete Ill-bred; impolite.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Unbegot; unborn.
  • Not well bred; destitute of breeding.
  • Not taught or trained.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Not begotten; unborn.
  • adjective Not taught or trained; -- with to.
  • adjective obsolete Not well-bred; ill-bred.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Untaught or untrained.
  • adjective obsolete Not born.
  • adjective obsolete Not well-bred; ill-bred.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of unbreed.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

un- +‎ bred

Examples

  • Veriword is "unbred", which could be a caption for the folky pic of Carolyn, Bobby, et al.

    "Brave Wolfe"

  • The epithet 'unbred' was accredited upon the quoted sayings and doings of the pretentious young person's aunt, repeated abroad by noblemen and gentlemen present when she committed herself; and the same were absurd.

    Lord Ormont and His Aminta — Volume 3

  • The epithet 'unbred' was accredited upon the quoted sayings and doings of the pretentious young person's aunt, repeated abroad by noblemen and gentlemen present when she committed herself; and the same were absurd.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • The epithet 'unbred' was accredited upon the quoted sayings and doings of the pretentious young person's aunt, repeated abroad by noblemen and gentlemen present when she committed herself; and the same were absurd.

    Lord Ormont and His Aminta — Complete

  • That said, unbred does and a certain percentage of fawns will come into an estrous cycle this month.

    Uncategorized Blog Posts

  • That said, unbred does and a certain percentage of fawns will come into an estrous cycle this month.

    Bestul: Winding Down the Rut

  • Tully, oh yes, real natural unbred for consumption turkeys can fly . . .

    My Christmas Suspicions « Whatever

  • They frequently learn from unbred or debauched servants, such language, untowardly tricks and vices, as otherwise they would be ignorant of all their lives.

    Pamela

  • I had gone through the article of the tutor, as well as I could; and will now observe upon what Mr. Locke says, That children are wholly, if possible, to be kept from the conversation of the meaner servants; whom he supposes to be, as too frequently they are, unbred and debauched, to use his own words.

    Pamela

  • I screwed up and let an unbred heifer into the same pen as the young bulls, and the reaction was immediate.

    Breathe deep, me hearties! | Letter Never Sent

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