un·​es·​tab·​lished | \ ˌən-i-ˈsta-blisht How to pronounce unestablished (audio) \

Definition of unestablished

: not established: such as
a : not firmly based an unestablished reputation an unestablished business
b : having little or no previous success unestablished writers

Examples of unestablished in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The only conventional-pop winner in the major categories was rising talent Dua Lipa, who won best new artist in a field of relatively unestablished names. Andrew Unterberger, Billboard, "Grammy Preview: Will Pop Make a Comeback in the Big 4 Categories?," 19 Sep. 2019 Gaining entry to present during haute couture week in Paris can be immensely difficult for unestablished brands, let alone major fashion houses. Kristen Bateman, New York Times, "Meet the Rare Designer Who Debuted With Couture," 3 Aug. 2017 The rest of the room was filled with unestablished, young players. Matt Gelb, Philly.com, "Freddy Galvis has become the Phillies' leader. But what is his future here?," 7 July 2017 Once again, this is the risk of building a brand around an unestablished player. Adi Joseph, USA TODAY, "4 scenarios that could crush LaVar Ball's plan," 20 May 2017

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First Known Use of unestablished

1646, in the meaning defined above

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“Unestablished.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unestablished. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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