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Definition of "unformed" []

  • Having no definite shape or structure; unorganized. See Synonyms at shapeless. (adjective)
  • Not yet developed to maturity: "a headstrong, unformed young man” ( Rod Nordland). (adjective)
  • Not yet given a physical existence; uncreated. (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 "unformed" in a sentence
  • "Catholic theologians, from Jerome to Augustine to Aquinas to the Council of Trent, more or less followed Aristotle's distinction between "unformed" and "formed" or "animated" fetuses to argue that ensoulment, and therewith, fully human life begins not at conception but at some later point in embryonic development."
  • "Crossing a terrain obstacle causes a unit to become disordered and fight "unformed"."
  • "But, he says, she is "unformed" on economic policy, adding: "I don't think they've really hit on a middle-class-friendly economic agenda.""