Tuesday, February 11, 2014


The word "unremitting", as an adjective, derives from the word "remit", in the sense of "to cancel or refrain from exacting or inflicting". However, it struck me that the word "unremit" itself doesn't exist, though its existence is implied by the structure of the word "unremitting" and "unremitted".

Can anybody who reads this suggest other examples of words that don't exist, but whose virtual existence is assumed to create other words?

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