American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not brought to an end; incomplete: unfinished business.
- adj. Not having received special processing, such as dyeing or varnishing: unfinished furniture.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not finished; not complete; not brought to an end; imperfect.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not finished, not brought to an end; imperfect; incomplete; left in the rough; wanting the last hand or touch
- adj. not brought to the desired final state
- adj. lacking a surface finish such as paint
- adj. not brought to an end or conclusion
“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.”
“Size: 3,010 square feet (plus 1,000 more in unfinished basement)”
“They are plain unfinished pine with visible screws, nuts and it's really, really short.”
“The game is for each of the company, in turn, to add a letter to it, keeping the word unfinished as long as possible.”
“He rubbed his knee, swallowed painfully, and, leaving the word unfinished, limped haughtily from the room.”
“I found many of these adventurers in unfinished houses and racked with malaria; in one case I saw a family of eight, all ill with chills and fever.”
“Where's the captain of this -- --?" and he left the phrase unfinished, finding no epithet sufficiently energetic for his thoughts.”
“When I wrote by day, often suddenly interrupted, I left the word unfinished, and He afterward gave me what He pleased.”
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