Definitions

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  • n. The condition or feeling of lacking delight; unhappiness or displeasure.
  • n. Something unpleasant or displeasing.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ delight

Examples

  • I have also heard the dulcet chimings of many village church bells in various parts of the land, and I have listened with undelight to the unmusical tones of Big Ben of Westminster, but so far as mellow tone is concerned, I rarely hear any ordinary church bells that are more dulcet and harmonious than the bells of St. Martin's, Birmingham.

    A Tale of One City: the New Birmingham Papers Reprinted from the "Midland Counties Herald"

  • Farewelling friend is sorrow sorest sore * Parting from lover's merest undelight.

    Arabian nights. English

  • I can’t read his poems, but I can remember reading them with amazed undelight whenever I read his prose.

    THE ANTHOLOGIST

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  • And since he cannot spend and use aright

        The little time here given him in trust,

    But wasteth it in weary undelight

        Of foolish toil and trouble, strife and lust,

    He naturally claimeth to inherit

    The everlasting Future, that his merit

        May have full scope; as surely is most just.

    - James Thomson, The City of Dreadful Night, XIII. 22-28

    March 25, 2009