uneath

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English unethe, uneathe (difficult, not easy), from Old English unēaþe (difficult, not easy), equivalent to un- +‎ eath. More at eath, easy.

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Adjective[edit]

uneath

  1. not easy; hard
    • Spenser
      Who he was, uneath was to descry.

Adverb[edit]

uneath

  1. (archaic) Not easily; hardly, scarcely.
    Who he was, uneath was to descry. — Spenser.
    Uneath may she endure the flinty streets. — Shakespeare.
  2. (obsolete) Reluctantly, unwillingly.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book VII:
      Ryght so Sir Launcelot departed with grete hevynes, that unneth he myght susteyne hymselff for grete dole-makynge.

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