misseem

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EtymologyEdit

From mis- +‎ seem.

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misseem (third-person singular simple present misseems, present participle misseeming, simple past and past participle misseemed)

  1. (literary) To be unbecoming to; not to suit. [from 15th c.]
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.3:
      Ne certes, daughter, that same warlike wize, / I weene, would you misseeme; for ye beene tall, / And large of limbe t'atchieve an hard emprize [...].
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