adjective Date: 1539 not finished: a. not brought to an end or to the desired final state b. being in a rough state ; unpolished c. subjected to no other processes (as bleaching or dyeing) after coming from the loom

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  • Unfinished — Un*fin ished, a. Not finished, not brought to an end; imperfect; incomplete; left in the rough; wanting the last hand or touch; as, an unfinished house; an unfinished picture; an unfinished iron casting. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unfinished — index defective, deficient, executory, imperfect, inchoate, insufficient, interim, outstanding (unresolved …   Law dictionary

  • unfinished — (adj.) 1550s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of FINISH (Cf. finish) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unfinished — [adj] not completed amateurish, bare, crude, cut short, dabbling, defective, deficient, dilettante, faulty, formless, found wanting, fragmentary, half baked*, half done*, immature, imperfect, incomplete, in the making, in the rough*, lacking,… …   New thesaurus

  • unfinished — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not finished; incomplete. 2) not having been given an attractive surface appearance in manufacture …   English terms dictionary

  • unfinished — [unfin′isht] adj. 1. not finished; not completed or perfected; incomplete 2. having no finish, or final coat, as of paint 3. not processed after looming, as woolen cloth …   English World dictionary

  • unfinished — un|fin|ished [ ʌn fınıʃt ] adjective 1. ) not finished, or not dealt with completely: He left his meal unfinished. an unfinished painting a ) unfinished business problems or feelings that still need to be dealt with 2. ) an unfinished surface has …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unfinished — [[t]ʌ̱nfɪ̱nɪʃt[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n, v link ADJ, ADJ after v If you describe something such as a work of art or a piece of work as unfinished, you mean that it is not complete, for example because it was abandoned or there was no time to complete it …   English dictionary

  • unfinished — UK [ʌnˈfɪnɪʃt] / US adjective 1) not finished, or not dealt with completely He left his meal unfinished. an unfinished painting 2) an unfinished surface has not been painted or protected with a special liquid • unfinished business …   English dictionary

  • unfinished — un|fin|ished [ʌnˈfınıʃt] adj 1.) not completed ▪ Rachael left her meal unfinished. 2.) unfinished business something that you have not yet dealt with …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unfinished — adjective not completed: She looked away, leaving her sentence unfinished. | unfinished business (=something that has to be done or dealt with that you have not yet done) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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