un·​con·​sum·​mat·​ed ˌən-ˈkän(t)-sə-ˌmā-təd How to pronounce unconsummated (audio)
: not finished, completed, or achieved
especially : not made complete by sexual intercourse
an unconsummated marriage

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Beauty stands in for unconsummated mourning. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 4 Apr. 2022 But the writers caught on, and Gerri became a regular — and in turn, loyal viewers have gotten to see the hottest, strangest unconsummated relationship on television, between Roman (Kieran Culkin) and Gerri (Smith-Cameron). Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 24 Mar. 2023 The story of Eliot’s relationship with Hale is largely one of prolonged unconsummated desire. Evan Kindley, The New Republic, 30 Nov. 2022 Walker is also frank about her bisexuality, her love affair with pop singer Tracy Chapman (about which she’s been circumspect in the past) and an unconsummated mutual infatuation with music producer Quincy Jones. Bo Emerson, ajc, 28 Mar. 2022 But Mary is also a Schrödinger’s bride, trapped in a fraught, unconsummated lust affair with Steve, who wants to marry her instead of Fran. Vulture, 27 Jan. 2023 Word of Rhaenyra and Daemon’s dangerous (though unconsummated) liaison quickly travels back to the Red Keep via a child spy in the employ of, of all people, Daemon’s paramour Mysaria. Sean T. Collins, Rolling Stone, 11 Sep. 2022 The sensation is that of something inconclusive, unconsummated, unrequited. Carolina A. Mirandacolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 28 May 2022 There will be photos, too, offering a snapshot of a scarcely perceptible flaw in a player’s positioning or an expanse of the field left exposed or a darting run left unconsummated. New York Times, 26 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unconsummated was in 1813

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“Unconsummated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconsummated. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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