unsurmising

surmise

[v. ser-mahyz; n. ser-mahyz, sur-mahyz]
verb (used with object), surmised, surmising.
1.
to think or infer without certain or strong evidence; conjecture; guess.
verb (used without object), surmised, surmising.
2.
to conjecture or guess.
noun
3.
a matter of conjecture.
4.
an idea or thought of something as being possible or likely.
5.
a conjecture or opinion.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English surmisen < Anglo-French surmis(e), Middle French (past participle of surmettre to accuse < Latin supermittere to throw upon), equivalent to sur- sur-1 + mis (masculine), mise (feminine) < Latin missus, missa, equivalent to mit(tere) to send + -tus, -ta past participle suffix

surmisable, adjective
surmisedly [ser-mahyzd-lee, -mahy-zid-] , adverb
surmiser, noun
unsurmised, adjective
unsurmising, adjective


1. imagine, suppose, suspect. See guess.
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surmise
 
vb
1.  (when tr, may take a clause as object) to infer (something) from incomplete or uncertain evidence
 
n
2.  an idea inferred from inconclusive evidence
 
[C15: from Old French, from surmettre to accuse, from Latin supermittere to throw over, from super- + mittere to send]
 
sur'misable
 
adj
 
sur'miser
 
n

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surmise
c.1400, "to charge, allege," from O.Fr. surmis, pp. of surmettre "to accuse," from sur- "upon" + mettre "put," from L. mittere "to send" (see mission). Meaning "to infer conjecturally" is recorded from 1700. The noun meaning "inference, guess" is first found in Eng. 1590;
earlier it was a legal term meaning "formal allegation" (1451).
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