Definition of unfinished
: not finished:a : not brought to an end or to the desired final stateb : being in a rough state : unpolishedc : subjected to no other processes (such as bleaching or dyeing) after coming from the loom
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When the veteran died in 1985, though, this remained unfinished business.
Despite progress, Landrieu’s administration left a lot unfinished.
Characters with unfinished business inveigle themselves into his head, [King] said in a telephone interview.
In his case the corporate offices of Reddit, in the Union Square area of San Francisco, which look oddly unfinished—as if to say, Why be bothered with such trivialities in the hip high-tech culture?—
S.B., Newport Beach A:A condominium owner typically owns the airspace bounded by the unfinished surfaces of walls, floors and ceilings.
But seven years after that work began, the dam is unfinished...
Styles had a purposefully unfinished, deconstructed or thrown-together feel — evoking the middle phase of the creative process of designing a fashion collection.
Well, that unfinished draft has made its way onto the Internet—and fans aren't happy about it.
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First Known Use of unfinished
UNFINISHED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unfinished for English Language Learners
: not completed : not finished
UNFINISHED Defined for Kids
Definition of unfinished for Students
: not finished
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