unformed

adjective
un·formed | \ ˌən-ˈfȯrmd \

Definition of unformed 

: not arranged in regular shape, order, or relations especially : immature, undeveloped

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Examples of unformed in a Sentence

what was once an unformed lump of clay is now an attractive, useful bowl under his care and tutelage, young men, unformed in mind and body, became battle-worthy soldiers

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All sleeping children are as alike as siblings, unformed, soft in the cheek. Lauren Groff, The New Yorker, "Under the Wave," 9 July 2017 Parscale has also irritated some Trump officials by attempting to take over the political portfolio, with his scheduling of meetings to devise an as-yet-unformed midterm strategy getting back to other factions. Anchorage Daily News, "Trump dismisses midterm threat, alarming GOP," 28 Apr. 2018 Her radiant, confused blankness effectively summons memories of being young, unformed and desperate to be liked. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: ‘Mean Girls’ Sets the Perils of Being Popular to Song," 8 Apr. 2018 The indigenous people believe the world was unformed and featureless before ancestral beings emerged and shaped species and landscapes. Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post, "Some Aborigines say to disturb Uluru is a curse. Australia says climbing it will soon be a crime.," 1 Nov. 2017 But with the health-care bill still working its way through the Senate and Trump’s tax overhaul proposals still largely unformed, the White House has been left to tout more incremental agenda items, most of which have struggled to gain traction. Abby Phillip, Washington Post, "Another week brings another White House policy theme amid Russia furor," 12 June 2017 A young person in his 20s, unformed, skittish, goes out into the world and tries to fall in love, a project complicated by the bulky defenses that allow him to undertake so risky a venture in the first place. Susan Dominus, New York Times, "Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage?," 11 May 2017 When your character is a selfish, unformed person—but also a bruised, Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker, "Goodbye “Girls”: A Fittingly Imperfect Finale," 18 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of unformed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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unformed

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unformed

: not fully or completely developed

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