unachieved

adjective
un·​achieved | \ ˌən-ə-ˈchēvd How to pronounce unachieved (audio) \

Definition of unachieved

: not accomplished, attained, or finished : not achieved an unachieved dream/goal

Examples of unachieved in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At every level of yet deeper engagement, the thing-in-itself, the musical unknown, remains, taunting us with a sense of unachieved enlightenment. Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, "‘Counterpoint: A Memoir of Bach and Mourning’: A son escapes into music after his mother’s death," 11 Feb. 2020 So, how is Pete Buttigieg going to complete the heretofore unachieved task of automatically enrolling eligible people for government benefits? Libby Watson, The New Republic, "Pete Buttigieg’s Health Care Plan Is the Worst Yet," 19 Sep. 2019 But with the goal of stabilizing the country unachieved, plans for the exit of the coalition have been repeatedly put off. Nick Wadhams | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Afghanistan’s War," 1 Feb. 2019 Their agenda is even more ambitious than the New Deal’s cartelization of industries, which had the temporary (and unachieved) purpose of curing unemployment. George F. Will, The Mercury News, "Will: “National conservatism” is “Elizabeth Warren conservatism”," 11 Aug. 2019 Their agenda is even more ambitious than the New Deal’s cartelization of industries, which had the temporary (and unachieved) purpose of curing unemployment. George Will, Twin Cities, "George Will: ‘National conservatism’ is ‘Elizabeth Warren conservatism’," 11 Aug. 2019 Their agenda is even more ambitious than the New Deal’s cartelization of industries, which had the temporary (and unachieved) purpose of curing unemployment. George F. Will, The Denver Post, "Will: “National conservatism” is “Elizabeth Warren conservatism”," 11 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unachieved

1603, in the meaning defined above

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“Unachieved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unachieved. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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