unrepentant    /ˌʌn.rɪˈpen.tənt/

un-repentant

adj.不悔過的 [not repentant; showing no regret for one's wrongdoings.]

  ex. He was unrepentant and considered these accusations were false.

  note: repentant and penitent adj. 悔過的.

  note: 這些字跟penalty n.處罰 都有字根上的關連。

  repentant ==> unrepentant

  penitent   ==> impenitent

 

 

 

 

 

unrequited    /ʌnrɪˈkwʌɪtɪd/

un-requite-ed

adj.得不到回報的 [(of a feeling, especially love) not returned]

   ex. unrequited love = one-sided love

   note: un = not, re = return, quite = complete, ed = adj.

  (m-w for requite)

 

 

 

 

 

unreserved    /ʌnrɪˈzəːvd/

un-reserve-ed

adj.無保留的;完全的 [without any doubts or feeling uncertain; total]

  ex. I thank you for your unreserved supports when I was in the most difficult time in my life.

 

 

 

 

 

unscathed    /ʌnˈskeɪðd/

un-scathe-ed

adj.未受傷的; 毫髮無傷的 [without injuries or damage being caused; unharmed, uninjured ]

   note: scathe v. [ to hurt or injure someone]

   ex. She luckily escaped the firing building unscathed, but there were more than 10 people died in this fire accident.

   ex. This is questionable that the reputation of the company can remain unscathed.

 

 

 

 

unscented

un-scent-ed

adj. [Not scented, having no scent; odorless ]

  = scentless

  ex. a unscented soap

 

 

 

 

unscrupulous    /ʌnˈskruːpjʊləs/

un-scruple-ous

adj.不講道德的, 不擇手段的 [Having or showing no moral principles; willing to lie or cheat to succeed]

    ex. He attempts to use any available approach, even unscrupulous ones, to stop his competitors to take over his job.

    note: scruple n.顧慮 [A feeling of doubt or hesitation with regard to the morality or propriety of a course of action.] (p.312)

 

 

 

unseemly    /ʌnˈsiːmli/

un-seemly

adj. 不適宜的 [(of behaviour or actions) not proper or appropriate.]

  ex. Curse words are unseemly and not polite, and we should never use them.

   note: seem v.看來似乎, seeming = apparent adj.明顯的

 

 

 

 

unsettle    /ʌnˈsɛt(ə)l/

un-settle

v.使心神不寧、焦慮 [Cause to feel anxious or uneasy; disturb.]

  ex. the news of Brexit unsettles the whole European stock markets.

  ex. the budget cuts and the potential layoff makes the employee unsettling.

  note: unsettiling adj.

 

 

 

 

unsound    /ʌnˈsaʊnd/

un-sound

adj.不健全的 [Not safe or robust; in poor condition; Not healthy or well]

  ex. unsound mind.

  ex. the tower is structurally unsound.

adj.無根據的 [Not based on sound or reliable evidence or reasoning]

  note: = unfounded (p.486)

 

 

 

 

 

unspoiled   /ʌnˈspɒɪld/

un-spoil-ed

adj.未受破壞的 [ Not spoiled, in particular (of a place) not marred by development.]

  ex. I miss the unspoiled coastline of 20 years ago in kenting .

  note: pristine adj. (p. 375)

 

 

 

 

unspotted    /ʌnˈspɑtɪd/

un-spot-ed

adj.無瑕疵的 [Not marked with spots.]

  ex. an unspotted record.

 

 

 

 

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