un·​for·​mu·​lat·​ed ˌən-ˈfȯr-myə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce unformulated (audio)
: 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 Scary moments can exist in the body as an unformulated set of sensations. Jessica Dulong, CNN, 4 Nov. 2022 Ditlevsen stays remarkably faithful to the unformulated consciousness of the moment. Deborah Eisenberg, The New York Review of Books, 9 Mar. 2021 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, 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, 15 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unformulated was in 1866

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“Unformulated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unformulated. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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