unfinished

[uhn-fin-isht]
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:
1530–40; un-1 + finished

unfinishedness, noun
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unfinished (ʌnˈfɪnɪʃt)
 
adj
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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unfinished
1553, from un- (1) "not" + pp. of finish.
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Example sentences
The wood can be stained or left unfinished to weather naturally.
It wasn't a mistake per se, but merely an unfinished drawing by one dot.
The colonists took the sachem to an unfinished house and gave him some cushions
  on which to recline.
Erasing the stigma attached to the unfinished thesis starts with us.
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