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Words beginning with the prefix un-

The prefix un- means not and changes the meaning of a word. For example un- + well = unwell (or not well).

Practise these un- words in the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check activity.

unwell
Peter had been feeling unwell all morning.
unable
The boy tried to push the door, but he was unable to open it.
unhappy
When she lost the race, Rosie was very unhappy.
untidy
His handwriting is just an untidy scrawl.
untrained
The dog kept barking at the door because he was untrained.
unlucky
We were unlucky to lose the game by one goal.
unpopular
The politician is immensely unpopular.
unpick
He wanted to unpick the stitches and start his sewing from scratch.
unseen
The exam includes unseen poems.
unusual
We have had an unusual amount of rain this month.
undo
The knot was too tight to undo.
untie
The girl could not untie her laces.

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