Unsparing, Ungracious Un Words
‘Un’ words can seem unforgivably lazy. First, we invent a treasure cave of words. Then, we just slap ‘un’ on a bunch of them and claim the opposite meaning. Voila! Forgiving. Unforgiving. Grateful. Ungrateful.
But, un words can also be unabashedly harsh. What are some of the most unencouraging un words?
What more can you say about a word that lists synonyms like unkind and unfeeling?
The snobs have spoken: this person is uninformed, unsophisticated, unrefined, unworthy.
See Merriam Webster’s devastating definition: ‘not cute. An uncute child’.
Not the slightest bit kind.
Yet intelligent enough to feel the sting! Ouch.
Good luck selling that. Diagnosis: no buyers.
Not what you want to hear after someone has looked at whatever it is you put out there.
Until we un again.
Header: Marten Newhall