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[uhn-fawrmd] /ʌnˈfɔrmd/
not definitely shaped; shapeless or formless.
undeveloped; crude.
not formed; not created.
Origin of unformed
1275-1325; Middle English unfourmed. See un-1, form, -ed2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • All the others, but the one, may be systems yet unformed, or fragments struck off in the forming of the one.

    The Plurality of Worlds William Whewell
  • Its style is unformed, sometimes rhetorical, sometimes familiar.

  • That might be a catastrophe to Larry's unformed plan; it had to be forestalled if possible.

  • How mighty the influence of which the unformed minds of a group of children are susceptible!

    The Teacher Jacob Abbott
  • On the first day the unformed mass of heaven and earth was created to which light was then added.

  • And then the thought first came to my mind, all unformed, but still sweet.

    The Light of Scarthey Egerton Castle
  • She appears so because she is unformed, ignorant, and because she has never reflected, or been thrown with educated people.

    Moth and Rust Mary Cholmondeley
  • I was only an ignorant, silly, unformed girl, and you were so different.

    The Making of a Soul Kathlyn Rhodes
  • Jerry's features were unformed at ten and, as has already been suggested, made no distinct impression upon my mind.

    Paradise Garden George Gibbs
British Dictionary definitions for unformed


Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unformed

early 14c., from un- (1) "not" + past participle of form (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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