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unfinished

[uhn-fin-isht] /ʌnˈfɪn ɪʃt/
adjective
1.
not finished; incomplete or unaccomplished.
2.
lacking some special finish or surface treatment, as polish, paint, etc.
3.
(of cloth) not sheared following the looming process.
4.
(of worsted) given a slight nap.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; un-1 + finished
Related forms
unfinishedness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for un finished

unfinished

/ʌnˈfɪnɪʃt/
adjective
1.
incomplete or imperfect
2.
(of paint, polish, varnish, etc) without an applied finish; rough
3.
(of fabric) unbleached or not processed
4.
(of fabric) with a short nap
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Word Origin and History for un finished

unfinished

adj.

1550s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of finish (v.).

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