What does unfinished mean?

Definitions for unfinished
ʌnˈfɪn ɪʃtun·fin·ished

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unfinishedadjective

    not brought to the desired final state

  2. unfinishedadjective

    not brought to an end or conclusion

    "unfinished business"; "the building is still unfinished"

  3. bare, unfinishedadjective

    lacking a surface finish such as paint

    "bare wood"; "unfinished furniture"


  1. unfinishedadjective

    not finished, not completed

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unfinishedadjective

    Incomplete; not brought to an end; not brought to perfection; imperfect; wanting the last hand.

    It is for that such outward ornament
    Was lavish’d on their sex, that inward gifts
    Were left for haste unfinish’d. John Milton.

    I dedicate to you a very unfinished piece. Dryden.

    His hasty hand left his pictures so unfinished, that the beauty in the picture faded sooner than in the person after whom it was drawn. Spectator, №. 83.

    This collection contains not only such pieces as come under our review, but many others, even unfinished. Jonathan Swift.


  1. Unfinished

    Unfinished is a song by Mandisa, released as the lead single from her fifth studio album, Out of the Dark on March 10, 2017.


  1. unfinished

    Unfinished refers to something that is not yet completed, concluded, or fully developed. It can apply to projects, tasks, artistic works, products, or any kind of action or process that is still ongoing or incomplete.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unfinishedadjective

    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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unfinished

    un-fin′isht, adj. not finished.—n. Unfin′ish, lack of finish.—adj. Unfin′ishable, that cannot be finished.—n. Unfin′ishing, the act of leaving unfinished.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unfinished in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unfinished in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of unfinished in a Sentence

  1. Mitch McConnell:

    When the Democrat filibuster of the government funding bill ends, the serious, bipartisan negotiations that have been going on for months now to resolve our unfinished business -- military spending; disaster relief; healthcare; immigration and border security -- will continue, it would be my intention to resolve these issues as quickly as possible … Importantly, when I proceed to the immigration debate, it will have an amendment process that is fair to all sides. But the first step in any of this is re-opening the government and preventing any further delay.

  2. Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, All is Vanity, 1991:

    A man should not leave this earth with unfinished business. He should live each day as if it was a pre-flight check. He should ask each morning, am I prepared to lift-off?

  3. Jane Webber:

    Try to remember the happy parts of the person who has died, it keeps the human touch going. Even if it's not physical touch, it's emotional, it's spiritual, it's intellectual touch. We need that kind of relationship and grieving or we are left with unfinished grief -- and that's a scary thing.

  4. De Silvestro:

    It would be huge, winning would be an unbelievable feeling, it would also be really special to be the first woman on the Borg Warner, for sure it would have been good to get a chance to drive Monaco but the 500 for me, I feel like I have a lot of unfinished business here at the speedway.

  5. Suu Kyi:

    This decision to run in the election was made to continue the unfinished democratization process for the country, if the NLD won the election, national reconciliation will be the first priority. To make a country develop, stability in politics, economy and in various sectors are very important. If the NLD runs the government, we will prioritize this.

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