disinvite

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dis- +‎ invite

Verb[edit]

disinvite (third-person singular simple present disinvites, present participle disinviting, simple past and past participle disinvited)

  1. (transitive) To cancel an invitation to.
    • 1988 May 6, Robert McClory, “The Divine Right”, Chicago Reader:
      Edwina Gately, a lay missionary who works with prostitutes in Chicago, was recently "disinvited" from delivering homilies at two parishes after the pastors received conservative complaints.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The prefix dis- gives a more negative implication to disinvite than the neutral implication un- gives to uninvite. One might "univite" guests because one had more than an anticipated number of acceptances. One might "disinvite" someone for a reason specific to the person.

Synonyms[edit]

Translations[edit]