from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not pressed

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not pressed.
  • Not enforced.

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

  • adj. (of clothing) not smoothed with heat


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Somehow, the most abstract moving image pushes buttons that paintings leave unpressed.

    Five years of cinema « Squares of Wheat

  • White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said, the man was wearing a suit that appeared unpressed, had a strange stare with a wonky eye, and his lower jaw appeared to be incorrectly hinged.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • He loved the life, the deep arctic winter, the silent wilderness, the unending snow-surface unpressed by the foot of any man.


  • Into this upscale tableaux strode five Baluch men in soiled and unpressed shalwar kameezes, wearing turbans and to­pees, with stacks of papers under their arms, including the issue of The Herald with the cover story on Gwadar.

    Pakistan’s Fatal Shore

  • Today we started processing beets and turnips and Ignacio showed me how to make the house Tofu, which was like making ricotta cheese, theirs is unpressed (pressed by its own weight), firm, but delicate.

    Day 4 In Chicago: Ted Dimoglou on His Own | FoodBlog

  • She used his computer to write two-page stories about women who killed themselves with blue pills because the shirts came back from the laundry unpressed and their husbands stayed out late with secretaries.


  • We waited below for the freight elevator to get there, me and my keeper, a fat balding man in a soiled white shirt and unpressed black slacks, who looked like he worked at the Atlas Club Baths, pimping young runaway boys that he'd picked off the ho stroll by Penney's at Second and Union.

    Ten Dreams That Raised Some Of the Dead

  • A man who wore his hair mowed on the sides and combed straight back on top, a man who wore a hat and clothes from another era, his narrow belt hitched tightly into his ribs and his unpressed slacks tucked into western boots, perhaps like a prospector of years past, his whole demeanor that of tarnished frontier gentility.

    Rain Gods

  • He removed the submachine gun from behind his backseat, and the paper bag that contained two ammunition drums, then sat down on a flat rock, his hat tilted on his face, his unpressed secondhand pin-striped suit dotted with rain, a walking cane propped against his knee.

    Rain Gods

  • Preacher was sitting in a canvas chair in front of a writing table, wearing a soiled long-sleeve white shirt and small nonprescription reading glasses and unpressed dark slacks with pin stripes and a narrow brown belt that was notched tightly into his rib cage.

    Rain Gods


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.