Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not fortunate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not soncy (sonsy); not fortunate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not sonsy; not buxom, plump, or good-looking. Bringing or boding ill luck; unlucky; ill-omened; unpropitious.
  • Also spelled unsonsie, unsoncie.

Etymologies

un- +‎ sonsy (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We looked for our share of the victuals, but they told me old bl -- bl "---- Again he hesitated, evidently afraid that some" unsonsy "thing was behind him.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)

  • ‘Wha hast thou brought here, thou unsonsy villain, thou?’ said an old woman, apparently in great indignation.

    Waverley

  • ` ` Wha hast thou brought here, thou unsonsy villain thou? '' said an old woman, apparently in great indignation.

    The Waverley

  • But it will be past sunset afore I get back frae the Captain's, and at these unsonsy hours the glen has a bad name --- there's something no that canny about auld Janet Gellatley.

    The Waverley

  • But it will be past sunset afore I get back frae the Captain's, and at these unsonsy hours the glen has a bad name; there's something no that canny about auld Janet Gellatley.

    Waverley — Volume 2

  • 'Wha hast thou brought here, thou unsonsy villain, thou?' said an old woman, apparently in great indignation.

    Waverley — Volume 2

  • I get back frae the Captain's, and at these unsonsy hours the glen has

    Waverley: or, 'Tis sixty years since

  • But it will be past sunset afore I get back frae the Captain’s, and at these unsonsy hours the glen has a bad name; there’s something no that canny about auld Janet Gellatley.

    Waverley

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