Words without prefixes

Some words are well known with certain prefixes suggesting they're an opposite but not without as far as I know.

 

If you're well turned out can you be shevelled?

 

Is there such a thing as delible ink?

 

If you're a bit rude do you have peccable manners?

 

Any others?

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  • Nose NowtNose Nowt ✭✭✭

    Can you make nice paraging remarks about someone?

  • If you are appointed, are you satisfied?

    Or if you are gruntled?

     

  • PhilPubPhilPub ✭✭✭

    Dammit! Loving the thread but can't think of anything.  Will come back to you...

    Loosely related prefix type word factoid: the word subcontinental has all the vowels in the reverse order.  Might be the only word that does but I can't remember.

  • what about in verse order

  • Loving these!

     

    If all is calm in your world can you be mentally turbed?

  • Tinguished?  

    Verted?

     

  • Is something which is asterous very succesful?

  • Most people use the word reiterated to mean repeated for the first time - in fact, the word iterate means to repeat, so reiterating is to repeat again.

    And I'd like to know why a slim chance is the same as a fat chance.

  • You can be innocent (literally 'not guilty')but 'nocent' never made it into English.

    Beatrix remains as a name, but Beator is never used as the male equivalent...

  • How come inflammable isn't the opposite of flammable?

  • Tom77 wrote (see)

    How come inflammable isn't the opposite of flammable?

     

    Isn't it Dr Nick on The Simpsons who says, "Who knew inflammable meant flammable"?

     

    Peter Collins wrote (see)

    Most people use the word reiterated to mean repeated for the first time - in fact, the word iterate means to repeat, so reiterating is to repeat again.

    And I'd like to know why a slim chance is the same as a fat chance.

     

    I've never quite worked out whether you fill a form in or out  image

  • MillsyMillsy ✭✭✭
    Can you be full of gorm rather than gormless?
  • Those all look like perfectly cromulent words to me

  • Can myths be bunked as well as debunked?

  • So why doesn't ad mean that you are alive, if dead menas you are not alive?

  • image ooo I don't know image

     

    If something is in very good taste, can you be gusted with it?

  • Do you have to be laxed before it's possible to be relaxed (on the subsequent times that you do not suffer from stress).

    On the subject of stress, it is possible to be distressed (bad) and eustressed (good).

  • Ah is that how dis works?  It's made me wonder if you can have a dislogy as well as a eulogy.

     

    Just looked to see if you could criminate as well as discriminate. You can, but it has the sense of "to criminalise" rather than treating everyone the same

  • Nose NowtNose Nowt ✭✭✭

    We had a whole bed full of Asters last summer... Beautiful flowers, all in colourful bloom.  But in one single night, the whole lot were eaten by slugs.  

    It was a disaster.

  • T RexT Rex ✭✭✭

    I just need to go and plenish the larder.

  • Can something be juvenated as well as rejuvenated?

  • PhilPubPhilPub ✭✭✭

    Voke.

  • I saw the word "liminal" the other day - not seen it without the "sub" prefix before.

  • That leaves me plussed.

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