Today's Word I Hate To Say is Unprepossessing!
Collins Dictionary - Unprepossessing
unprepossessing (ˌʌnpriːpəˈzɛsɪŋ )
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My new Word I Hate To Say is Unprepossessing. This word is such a rare word to hear, but so annoying when spoken. The main reason for my rant today is that the word unprepossessing sounds and feels like it is full of unnecessary redundancies.
Let's break it down...
Un - A prefix meaning NOT
Pre - A 2nd prefix in the same word meaning BEFORE
Possess - Belonging to someone or to take ownership
Ing - A suffix often implying action as in a verb
Does any of this make sense? NOT, BEFORE, ACTIVELY, TAKING OWNERSHIP? How does that mean unattractive?
Anyway... Here is a clip of a song where the word Unprepossessing is heard. It is my favorite mash-up medley of songs from the WIcked Musical featuring Peter Hollens and Nick Pitera - 2 amazing and talented vocal artist! Unprepossessing happens at 1:20 in the video!
ENJOY - and if you like these singers, like/follow them on YouTube.
Unprepossessing. (n.d.). Retrieved October 7, 2015, from http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/unprepossessing