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

Examples of unachieved in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For years, this has been a program defined by unachieved expectations; under Terry, the Longhorns have fought through off-court drama and injuries to peak at the right time. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 26 Mar. 2023 Yes, peace remained unachieved, and no, there were not two states, and yes, Oslo—and seemingly any peace process at all—appeared to slip into history. Emily Tamkin, The New Republic, 7 Mar. 2023 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 Will, Twin Cities, 11 Aug. 2019

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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 17 Jun. 2024.

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