Definitions

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  • adj. Not commendable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not commendable; not worthy of commendation; illaudable.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ commendable

Examples

  • Clermont Lynmere, her own natural relation, and mine into the bargain, for the sake of a stranger to us all; which I hold to be rather uncommendable, considering we know nothing about him; though there's no denying his being handsome enough to look at; which, however, is no certainty of his making

    Camilla

  • At first, the vows for the monastic community included avoiding only the “naturally uncommendable actions” (rang-bzhin kha-na-ma-tho-ba) – the physical and verbal actions that are destructive for everyone, whether lay or ordained.

    A Summary Report of the 2007 International Congress on the Women's Role in the Sangha: Bhikshuni Vinaya and Ordination Lineages ��� Part One: Background

  • Even were it largely curiosity, however, it would not be uncommendable, for curiosity, especially intellectual inquisitiveness, is what separates the truly alive from those who are merely going through the motions.

    Villa Incognito

  • During the last two centuries men appear to have striven, with a most uncommendable zeal, all over Christendom, to root out and extirpate every trace of the

    Choice Specimens of American Literature, and Literary Reader Being Selections from the Chief American Writers

  • "Oh, my auntie!" murmured Amelia Boggs, using most uncommendable slang.

    Nan Sherwood at Rose Ranch

  • He arrived at the Eighty-second Street apartment about six o'clock in the evening, and, after studying the dingy name-plates, took the five flights of stairs with uncommendable speed, and presented himself at the rear door on the sixth floor.

    Quin

  • As was natural for Jerry, and not uncommendable, he chose at once the latter course, bargained for his twenty acres -- for land was cheap then, bought his mule, built his cabin, and set up his household goods.

    The heart of happy hollow A collection of stories

  • She had dressed her hair in a bunch of curls, high on the head, and over her forehead she wore the circlet of diamonds which my great-grandfather had given to that French ancestress of ours with the uncommendable but frank conduct.

    Nancy Stair A Novel

  • An injurious lie is an uncommendable thing; and so, also, and in the same degree, is an injurious truth -- a fact which is recognized by the law of libel.

    Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories

  • The idea of a compromise appeared to Mr. Brown to be not uncommendable; but a compromise on such terms as those could not of course be listened to.

    The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson By One of the Firm

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