un·​imag·​ined ˌən-ə-ˈma-jənd How to pronounce unimagined (audio)
: not yet thought of or imagined
unimagined possibilities
The war brought unimagined misery.
She took her music to places unimagined by previous jazz vocalists.Farah Jasmine Griffin

Examples of unimagined in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web How could a year go by without the introduction of cool new gadgets boasting previously unimagined capabilities at amazingly affordable prices? Tsu-Jae King Liu, IEEE Spectrum, 30 Mar. 2012 Already, from medical diagnostics to engineering and beyond, AI systems are uncovering unimagined correlations and causalities, leading to less waste and improved outcomes. David Rothschild, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2024 Like all high-profile events that are returning live after a pandemic hiatus, this year’s General Assembly will raise the inevitable question of whether the proceedings come across as relevant, urgent, and up-to-the-minute for a world that has evolved in unimagined ways. Suzanne Nossel, Foreign Affairs, 19 Sep. 2022 The swimming race was unimagined and ten years in the future when The New Yorker published my Profile of Bill Bradley. John McPhee, The New Yorker, 9 Oct. 2023 If this theory holds up, scientists say, the work could generate an array of strange new materials with as yet unimagined scientific and practical uses [New York Times]. Smriti Rao, Discover Magazine, 6 Apr. 2010 Discover unimagined wonders and practical solutions. Nancy Black, cleveland, 19 Sep. 2023 These would be powerful steps in returning the nation to the constitutional government that has both unified us in the past and propelled us to unimagined stability and prosperity. WSJ, 3 Dec. 2020 While most of my interviews with experts start with my having a grasp of my column’s direction and a relevant list of questions, my favorite interviews jettison off to lands unimagined, unexpected and as yet unexplored. Marni Jameson, Orlando Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unimagined was in 1548

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“Unimagined.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unimagined. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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