from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not attended with endearment.


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  • Among the variety of beauty that surrounded him, the passion, which, to be luxurious, must be delicate and refined, was degraded to a mere instinct, and exhausted in endless dissipation; the caress was unendeared by a consciousness of reciprocal delight, and was immediately succeeded by indifference or disgust.

    Almoran and Hamet John Hawkesworth

  • Were it not for this circumstance, a man and a woman would hardly ever have learned to live together; there scarcely could have been such a thing as domestic society; but every intercourse of this sort would have been "casual, joyless, unendeared;" and the propensity would have brought along with it nothing more of beauty, lustre and grace, than the pure animal appetites of hunger and thirst.

    Thoughts on Man: His Nature, Productions, and Discoveries 1831

  • I could not have believed it possible that it would have brought tears to my eyes to leave a place merely for its own sake, and unendeared by the presence of any one I loved.

    The Diary of an Ennuyée 1827

  • Not unendeared to his imagination were the patriots, who, living and dying, loved the liberties of the land -- Tell -- Bruce -- or Wallace, he in whose immortal name a thousand rocks rejoice, while many a wood bears it on its summits as they are swinging to the storm.

    Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2 John Wilson 1819

  • Had this great event occurred even in a land of strangers, unendeared to us by any previous act of kindness, and having no other claim upon our sympathies than that they belonged to the same family of human beings with ourselves, it would still have been cause of private joy to each individual among us; for it would have borne evidence of the progress of liberty in the world.

    Celebration in Baltimore of the Triumph of Liberty in France William Wirt 1803

  • But it is not in a land of strangers, it is not in a country unendeared to us by previous acts of kindness that it has occurred.

    Celebration in Baltimore of the Triumph of Liberty in France William Wirt 1803

  • Un is prefixed to all participles made privative adjectives, as unfeeling, unassisting, unaided, undelighted, unendeared.

    A Grammar of the English Tongue Samuel Johnson 1746


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