un·​com·​plet·​ed ˌən-kəm-ˈplē-təd How to pronounce uncompleted (audio)
: not brought to an end or to the desired final state : not completed
an uncompleted portrait/project
an uncompleted crossword puzzle

Examples of uncompleted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web County officials also will discuss the timing of a special election, possibly in November, for the remainder of DeBerry’s uncompleted term, which runs through 2024. Scott Huddleston, San Antonio Express-News, 14 Dec. 2021 There are already signs that this seismic shift is impacting science, leading to untested hypotheses, unused grant dollars, and uncompleted projects in limbo for months to years because faculty are struggling to retain and recruit researchers. Jonathan Wosen, STAT, 15 Dec. 2023 This was partly because measures were flawed, deficient, or uncompleted. WIRED, 24 Oct. 2023 The uncompleted execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith was the state's second such instance of being unable to kill an inmate in the past two months and its third since 2018. Kim Chandler, BostonGlobe.com, 20 Nov. 2022 Tarantino lured the production to Sicily by offering the use of a gigantic, uncompleted cement dam outside the town of Blufi, near Palermo, as a location, as well as Mt. Etna and some deep white caves and stone quarries outside the village of Melilli, near Siracusa. Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 11 May 2022 That final step was left uncompleted for a quarter century. Julia Malleck, Quartz, 8 Mar. 2023 But Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), who authored legislation in 2018 to set aside money for testing and cleaning, said he was dumbfounded and enraged to learn from The Times that the work remained uncompleted. Los Angeles Times, 10 Feb. 2023 Pipes in the Nord Stream 1 and uncompleted 2 undersea gas lines from Russia to Germany were destroyed in the explosions. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 9 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1513, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncompleted was in 1513

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“Uncompleted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncompleted. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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