Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not to love; to cease to love.
  • noun The absence of love; hate.

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

  • transitive verb obsolete To cease to love; to hate.

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

  • verb transitive to lose one's love (for someone or something)
  • noun The lack, absence, or omission of love; lovelessness; enmity; neglect; hate.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From un- +‎ love (verb).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From un- +‎ love (noun).

Examples

  • What I’m not loving so much, right this minute – though I hasten to add that this unlove is not directed at him – is the fact that my manly man decided to rip apart our bathroom this weekend and not put it back together again.

    Did Iron John Do Plumbing? | Her Bad Mother

  • On the topic of wines for example, I find many passable, others interesting, some great and quite a few awful ones which I would describe as unlove at first sight.

    Serge the Concierge

  • On the topic of wines for example, I find many passable, others interesting, some great and quite a few awful ones which I would describe as unlove at first sight.

    Serge the Concierge

  • Thorpe, on his part, would joyfully have asked her, for he could not quite "unlove" the beautiful face he had once adored, though he knew now exactly what a fierce spirit lived behind it.

    Winnie Childs The Shop Girl

  • His lips press and his arms enfold not her so much as the ideal of her, and unless she unmake herself, he cannot unlove her.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • The topics of love and unlove are still all good fallback topics but in 2011 people are increasingly interested in learning about how amazing it is for singers to go clubbing.

    Bob Geldof's new album is called How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell. So what's the secret?

  • Folk purists tend to want their epics served straight, and sure enough, the Unthanks have drawn some unlove from England's traditional folk community.

    The Unthanks: A Twist On English Folk Music

  • Now I am knowing that unlike with Senhor, priests are unlove here.

    Excerpt: A Mercy by Toni Morrison

  • And you will once again inhabit the skin and the life of unlove in whatever forms you find most familiar.

    Women Food and God

  • Folk purists tend to want their epics served straight, and sure enough, the Unthanks have drawn some unlove from England's traditional folk community.

    The Unthanks: A Twist On English Folk Music

Comments

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  • To remove the "love" tag from a song on Last.fm.

    November 19, 2010

  • Or to remove the "love" tag from a term/list on Wordnik.com for that matter.

    May 27, 2012