undefended


undefended
undefended (adj.) 1560s, "not defended, unprotected," from UN- (Cf. un-) (1) "not" + pp. of DEFEND (Cf. defend) (v.). Attested earlier in a now-obsolete sense of "unforbidden" (late 14c.).

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  • undefended — index helpless (defenseless), open (accessible), susceptible (unresistent), untenable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • undefended — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • undefended — un|de|fend|ed [ ,ʌndı fendəd ] adjective 1. ) not guarded or watched: an undefended border 2. ) if a court case is undefended, no one argues against it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • undefended — UK [ˌʌndɪˈfendɪd] / US [ˌʌndɪˈfendəd] adjective 1) not guarded or watched an undefended border 2) if a court case is undefended, no one argues against it …   English dictionary

  • undefended — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • undefended — adjective Not defended …   Wiktionary

  • undefended — Synonyms and related words: bare handed, defenseless, guardless, helpless, unarmed, unarmored, unattended, uncovered, unfortified, ungarrisoned, unguarded, unprotected, unscreened, unsheltered, unshielded, unsuspecting, unwarned, unwatched,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • undefended — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. unprotected, exposed, unguarded; see endangered …   English dictionary for students

  • undefended — adj. not defended, unprotected, vulnerable …   English contemporary dictionary

  • undefended — adjective not defended …   English new terms dictionary


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