unachieved

adjective

un·​achieved ˌən-ə-ˈchēvd How to pronounce unachieved (audio)
: not accomplished, attained, or finished : not achieved
an unachieved dream/goal

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This smells exactly like walking through a rhubarb patch: tangy and sugary, with a natural freshness unachieved by many other fragrance brands. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 May 2022 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 11 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unachieved was in 1603

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“Unachieved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unachieved. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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