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  • adj. Not venerable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not venerable; not worthy of veneration; contemptible.


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un- +‎ venerable


  • Miss McCracken, ancient and unvenerable as himself, still kept the accounts.

    Tales of the Jazz Age

  • His long and unvenerable hairs strayed loose beneath the dunghill relic which crowned them.

    Young Mr. Barter's Repentance From "Schwartz" by David Christie Murray

  • This unvenerable old Prince de Gâtinais -- once Grand Duke of Noumaria, you remember -- has

    The Cream of the Jest: A Comedy of Evasions

  • And the aged unvenerable Grand-Duke of Saxe-Kesselberg died too in the same March; and afterward his other grandson, Prince Augustus, reigned in the merry old debauchee's stead.

    The Certain Hour

  • No wonder then that the ignorant soldiers took their share of mockery with these shameless and unvenerable hierarchs: no wonder that, at their midday meal, they pledged in mock hilarity the Dying Man, cruelly holding up toward his burning lips their cups of sour wine, and echoing the Jewish taunts against the weakness of the King whose throne was a cross, whose crown was thorns.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03

  • The streets have a dull monotonous appearance, and the ancient unvenerable houses are grimy to blackness with the accumulation of soot on them.

    Fan : the story of a young girl's life

  • It had originally been yellow, but time had turned that elegance to ashes, to a turbid sallow unvenerable white.

    What Maisie Knew

  • The figure kept on, showing more and more distinctly the tall, meagre, not unvenerable features of a gentleman in the decline of life, apparently in ill-health; with a dark face, that might once have been full of energy, but now seemed enfeebled by time, passion, and perhaps sorrow.

    Sketches and Studies

  • That altogether unvenerable yet profoundly venerating Scottish gentleman, -- that queerest mixture of qualities, of force and weakness, blindness and insight, vanity and solid worth, -- has written the finest book of its kind which our nation possesses.

    Dreamthorp A Book of Essays Written in the Country

  • Nobility known under the stars, that of just Men and Sons of God, in opposition to Unjust and Sons of Belial, -- which latter indeed are _second_-oldest, but yet a very unvenerable order.

    Past and Present


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