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appointed

[uh-poin-tid] /əˈpɔɪn tɪd/
adjective
1.
by, through, or as a result of an appointment (often in contrast with elected):
an appointed official.
2.
predetermined; arranged; set:
They met at the appointed time in the appointed place.
3.
provided with what is necessary; equipped; furnished:
a beautifully appointed office.
Origin of appointed
1525-1535
1525-35; appoint + -ed2
Related forms
quasi-appointed, adjective
unappointed, adjective
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  • Disappointed is the same as unappointed, which here means unprepared.

    Hamlet William Shakespeare
  • The first of the two boats to arrive at this unappointed rendezvous was one to catch the eye even in that river of strange craft.

Word Origin and History for unappointed

appointed

adj.

with qualifying adverb, "equipped, furnished," 1530s, from past participle of appoint (v.).

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