Definition of unpossessed in English:



  • 1Not possessed or owned.

    ‘a skill unpossessed by outsiders’
    • ‘The one poem of Leila's that the novel gives an account of concerns the death of Henry's father and it is a poem which is unable to define his subjectivity in terms other than ‘a house strangely unpossessed’ 202.’
    • ‘I was perusing the latest issue of one of those male magazines, you know the type - glossy, cover shots of half naked nubile females and banner headlines screaming guarantees of hitherto unpossessed sexual prowess and financial muscle.’
    • ‘By the time Pema writes this book, she tells us she manages to stay stable or ‘unpossessed ‘with the help of ‘medicines, ‘but she does not specify what these are.’’
    • ‘From the dominant, normative, which is to say male perspective, virginity stands for the promise of permanent possession of the unpossessed.’
    • ‘After all, Antiope and Eleuthera are lovers, virginal of men, ‘unpossessed by man.’’
    1. 1.1unpossessed of Not having (an ability, quality, or characteristic)
      ‘the money men are unpossessed of the social graces’