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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 of unfinished
1530-1540
1530-40; un-1 + finished
Related forms
unfinishedness, noun
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  • So the stone remains a little while unfinished; till the same hand carves thereon, a few weeks later, “And of Anne, his Wife.”

  • He once began a review of George Eliot's biography, but left it unfinished.

  • The window was open,—the desk, unfinished letter, everything exactly as he had left it.

  • Nothing amused me more than to go with him in the morning over the unfinished house.

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  • They belong to the same order as the notes for the unfinished novels, but they are even more informal and confidential.

British Dictionary definitions for unfinished

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 unfinished
adj.

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

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