unpraiseworthy love

Definitions

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  • adj. Not praiseworthy.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ praiseworthy

Examples

  • “See, then, O King,” continued the Wazir “what cometh of precipitance; verily, it is unpraiseworthy and bequeatheth repentance; and in this I give thee true advice and loyal counsel.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The use of "cover stories" to conceal such a relationship, apart from any proceeding, is, however unpraiseworthy, not unusual and certainly not an obstruction of justice.

    Submission By Counsel For President Clinton To The Committee

  • By its curious tautology, the self-referential paradox abolishes the possibility of external measuring-rods; praise of the conventionally unpraiseworthy, however, is itself a measuring rod, of the standards by which values are established.

    LITERARY PARADOX

  • And the native discrimination was not altogether unpraiseworthy, if the later French missionaries can be exonerated from national prejudice, when they declare that the Caribs said Spaniards were meagre and indigestible, while a Frenchman made a succulent and peptic meal.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 58, August, 1862

  • Sing Lee who stood just without the trap door through which he was about to pass Professor Maxon's evening meal to him could not be blamed for overhearing the conversation, though it may have been culpable in him in making no effort to divulge his presence, and possibly equally unpraiseworthy, as well as lacking in romance, to attribute the doctor's avowal to his knowledge of the heavy chest.

    The Monster Men

  • The rivalry between them was soon apparent; it was entirely good natured on Gilbert's side; but it is much to be feared that the same thing cannot be said of Anne, who had certainly an unpraiseworthy tenacity for holding grudges.

    Anne of Green Gables

  • A certain ambitious and not unpraiseworthy pride, too, and a strong sense of gratitude and obligation to those who were befriending and helping them, particularly strong in Jim, were causing both boys to make the most of the opportunities offered to them.

    Uncle Rutherford's Nieces A Story for Girls

  • "See, then, O King," continued the Wazir "what cometh of precipitance; verily, it is unpraiseworthy and bequeatheth repentance; and in this I give thee true advice and loyal counsel."

    Arabian nights. English

  • [FN#369] i.e. renounce the craft which though not sinful (harám) is makrúh or religiously unpraiseworthy; Mohammed having objected to music and indeed to the arts in general.

    Arabian nights. English

  • We do not mean to say that this minute exegesis is useless or unpraiseworthy, but only that it should be subsidiary to the larger way.

    Among My Books Second Series

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