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unfocused

adjective un·fo·cused \-ˈfō-kəst\

Simple Definition of unfocused

  • : not relating to or directed toward one specific thing (such as a particular goal or task)

  • : not looking at anything specific

Full Definition of unfocused

  1. 1 :  not adjusted to a focus

  2. 2 :  not concentrated on one point or objective <unfocused rage>

Examples of unfocused

  1. an unfocused approach to studying

  2. Your essay seems unfocused and unclear.

  3. She has lots of unfocused energy.



1886

First Known Use of unfocused

1886

Variants of unfocused

also un·fo·cussed play \-ˈfō-kəst\

Rhymes with unfocused


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