indesert

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

in- +‎ desert

NounEdit

indesert (countable and uncountable, plural indeserts)

  1. (obsolete) Ill desert; failure to deserve something.
    • (Can we date this quote by Joseph Addison and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      [] which stop the Way to the true Knowledge and Service of Mankind, overlook the little Distinctions of Fortune, raise obscure Merit, and discountenance successful Indesert []
    • 1831, George Hall (vicar of Tenbury), The dictate book; being lessons on life, men, and manners
      All those who made their entrance into the world with the same advantages, and were once looked on as his equals, are apt to think the fame of his merits a reflection on their own indeserts, and will therefore take care to reproach him []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for indesert in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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