Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not intentional.

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  • adj. Not meant

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not meant or intended; unintentional.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not meant; not intended; undesigned.

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Examples

  • My poor daughters ended up the unmeant psychic target, and I'm certain I scared the heck out of them.

    Randy Susan Meyers: Kind Or Cruel: What Kind Of Parent Are You?

  • These poems are as heartless as birdsong, as unmeant as elm leaves, which, if they love, love only the wide blue sky and the air and the idea of elm leaves.

    Selected Poems by Robert Bringhurst

  • Imagine then a Congress composed of angry frightened men and women, aching for revenge against the cruel punishment inflicted upon their nation for an unmeant arrogance, for imperialist tinkering with peoples and cultures halfway around the world from their own sometimes sordid mess.

    Phoney War

  • May I hope that in future they will recognize the distinction between severe language used in sober earnest, and the “words of unmeant bitterness”, which

    A Tangled Tale

  • "As long as he doesn't step on my feet," Ria said, composing her face into another pleasant but totally unmeant smile.

    Beyond World's End

  • The noise shocked Sharina into an unmeant scream, but the touch of Nonnus 'hand prevented her from lurching out of the circle and perhaps off the platform itself.

    Lord of the Isles

  • If Garric told the other villagers what he was thinking now, Sil could have joined in the laughter and repaid the boy's unmeant cruelty of past years.

    Lord of the Isles

  • He dropped into a chair as Jason muttered an unmeant apology to Jeffries, and the "Master" glared and uttered insincere words of acceptance.

    Children Of The Night

  • Mindful of that night when the professor in despair at her untimely descent upon him, had said many things unmeant, he answers her.

    A Little Rebel A Novel

  • Gus had not too much sensitiveness in his character, but this unmeant insult stung him.

    Acton's Feud A Public School Story

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