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Definition of "unfinished" []

  • Not brought to an end; incomplete: unfinished business. (adjective)
  • Not having received special processing, such as dyeing or varnishing: unfinished furniture. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unfinished" in a sentence
  • "BUCKLEY: Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley chronicled what he called the unfinished presidency of Jimmy Carter, who returned to his native Georgia to find a home in need of repair and a peanut farming business in debt."
  • "In it, I present my personal assessment of the current national mood concerning race relations and issue a set of concrete challenges that form what I call the unfinished business of building One America."
  • "So the idea of letting strangers see your work unfinished is as horrifying to most writers as going out in public without your trousers."