Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To strip of plumes or feathers; degrade.

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

  • transitive verb To strip of plumes or feathers; hence, to humiliate.

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

  • verb transitive To strip of plumes or feathers.
  • verb transitive, by extension To humiliate.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

un- +‎ plume

Examples

  • I shall love any one that can unplume me, that is, by clearness of understanding and judgment, and by the sole distinction of the force and beauty of the discourse.

    The Essays of Montaigne — Volume 10

  • I shall love any one that can unplume me, that is, by clearness of understanding and judgment, and by the sole distinction of the force and beauty of the discourse.

    The Essays of Montaigne — Complete

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