un·​for·​mu·​lat·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈfȯr-myə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce unformulated (audio) \

Definition of unformulated

: not yet devised or put into a systematized statement or form : not formulated unformulated plans an unformulated but implicit rule I have an idea that my convictions exist in a vague, unformulated state in the minds of a great many of my fellow-citizens.— Henry James

Examples of unformulated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stella could easily understand an unformulated resentment over the fact that the newcomers took two bathrooms and a warm house for granted. Charlotte Jones Voiklis, New York Times, "‘The Moment of Tenderness,’ by Madeleine L’Engle: An Excerpt," 21 Apr. 2020 There’s even the possibility that some other, as-yet-unformulated classification will come out of this. Brian Switek, Scientific American Blog Network, "Shaking the Dinosaur Family Tree," 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of unformulated

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Unformulated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unformulated. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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