un·​for·​ti·​fied | \ ˌən-ˈfȯr-tə-ˌfīd How to pronounce unfortified (audio) \

Definition of unfortified

: not strengthened or enriched : not fortified … a heart unfortified, a mind impatient …— William Shakespeare an unfortified boundary unfortified wine

Examples of unfortified in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sancerre is another Loire Valley sauvignon blanc style, but that word is sneakily similar to Sauternes (the sublime, unfortified sweet wine from Bordeaux) and Savennieres (nested in Vouvray and made with chenin blanc). Michael Austin, chicagotribune.com, "A lesson on wine terms that will go down easy," 13 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unfortified.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of unfortified

1525, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about unfortified

Time Traveler for unfortified

Time Traveler

The first known use of unfortified was in 1525

See more words from the same year

Statistics for unfortified

Cite this Entry

“Unfortified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfortified. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

Comments on unfortified

What made you want to look up unfortified? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!