uneath
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ʌˈniːθ/
Adjective
  1. Not easy; hard.
    • Who he was, uneath was to descry.
Antonyms Adverb
  1. (archaic) Not easily; hardly, scarcely.
    • circa 1591 William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 2, Act II scene iv:
      Uneath may she endure the flinty streets, / To tread them with her tender-feeling feet.
  2. (obsolete) Reluctantly, unwillingly.
    • a. 1472, Thomas Malory, “(please specify the chapter)”, in [Le Morte Darthur], book VII, [London: […] by William Caxton], published 31 July 1485, OCLC 71490786 ↗; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur […], London: Published by David Nutt, […], 1889, OCLC 890162034 ↗:
      Ryght so Sir Launcelot departed with grete hevynes, that unneth he myght susteyne hymselff for grete dole-makynge.



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