Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having no definite shape or structure; unorganized.
  • adjective Not yet developed to maturity.
  • adjective Not yet given a physical existence; uncreated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not having been formed; not fashioned; not molded into regular shape.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Decomposed, or resolved into parts; having the form destroyed.
  • adjective Not formed; not arranged into regular shape, order, or relations; shapeless; amorphous.
  • adjective (Biol.) Unorganized; without definite shape or structure.
  • adjective (Astron.) stars not grouped into any constellation; informed stars. See Sporades.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective not having a definite form
  • adjective not well developed
  • adjective not formed or made

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not formed or organized
  • adjective not having form or shape

Etymologies

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From un- + formed

Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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."

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  • Crossing a terrain obstacle causes a unit to become disordered and fight "unformed".

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  • Crossing a terrain obstacle causes a unit to become disordered and fight "unformed".

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  • A demon with no shape, only a kind of unformed sexual glare with the eye of prophecy.

    The Gunslinger

  • Ideas that Rep.blicans do add are "unformed," like Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor's plan to replace TARP with an insurance program.

    MyDD

  • Ideas that Rep.blicans do add are "unformed," like Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor's plan to replace TARP with an insurance program.

    MyDD

  • Ideas that Rep.blicans do add are "unformed," like Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor's plan to replace TARP with an insurance program.

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  • Ideas that Rep.blicans do add are "unformed," like Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor's plan to replace TARP with an insurance program.

    MyDD

  • I don't exactly have that problem, but I do have a somewhat "unformed" idea of what heaven will be like.

    Semicolon

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