Definitions

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  • v. To fail to deserve.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To fail to deserve.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To fail to deserve.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ deserve

Examples

  • Collier, as has been said, having accepted of a certain Appointment of seven hundred per Annum, Wilks, Dogget, and Myself were not the only acting Menagers under the Queen's License; which being a Grant but during Pleasure oblig'd us to a Conduct that might not undeserve the Favour.

    An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Volume II

  • Only this we know, that if a religion be of God, it can never fail; but the acceptable time we must patiently expect, and endeavour by our lives not to undeserve.

    The Works of John Dryden

  • "To say that the Catholic people of this country are dissatisfied with the conduct of the war is begging the question, and brands them with a stigma which they wholly undeserve.

    The Loyalist A Story of the American Revolution

  • "I think they just overall outplayed us," thoughtspoke Iguodala, adding, "Which is not an unsurprise, because they are good and heroic and superior and we are evil, unstrong scum who undeserve to be on the same court with them.

    Pounding The Rock

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