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[uhn-foh-kuh st] /ʌnˈfoʊ kəst/
not brought into focus; lacking proper focus:
an unfocused camera.
lacking a clear purpose or direction:
an unfocused meeting.
Also, especially British, unfocussed.
Origin of unfocused
1885-90; un-1 + focused Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Leave your main subject unfocused and instead focus on a secondary detail in the scene.
  • Committees can become too large and unfocused, and lose track of their operational and fiduciary responsibilities.
  • The act of hypnotism only serves as a focusing piece for the otherwise unfocused.
  • The movement seems unfocused and without reasonable goals.
  • Psychological distress was gauged by asking the number of days they felt tired, run down or unfocused.
  • Most people falter on this question because they have a tendency to be undisciplined, unfocused and ramble.
  • Conversely, people with low self-esteem are often unfocused and easily frustrated.
  • The movie offers a grab bag of oddball characters who seem unfocused, and its visual rhythms are jerky and spasmodic.
  • But they are also somewhat skeptical of the protestors, who seem a bit scruffy and unfocused.
  • Five episodes in, the series remains scattered and unfocused.

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