un·​made | \ ˌən-ˈmād How to pronounce unmade (audio) \

Definition of unmade

: not made an unmade bed

Examples of unmade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) sends a handful unmade projects each May to attend the Cannes Market. Rebecca Souw, Variety, 12 Oct. 2021 For once, the dishes were unwashed, the beds unmade. Noy Thrupkaew, Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2021 How many first-rate papers have been left unfinished or scientific discoveries left unmade because researchers are spending nearly half their time on administrative tasks? M. Anthony Mills, National Review, 27 Sep. 2021 The beds were unmade and wet towels were still in the bathroom. Dorothy Dworkin, sun-sentinel.com, 19 Aug. 2021 That five-alarm unmade-bed freakout would have been the end of something for me. Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2021 In her bedroom, leaning against the headboard of the unmade bed, the woman clicked on this post, and replies appeared underneath. Sally Rooney, The New Yorker, 5 July 2021 Seeing people’s families, dogs, messy houses, unmade faces and athleisure are all completely acceptable. Stephanie Brock, Forbes, 8 June 2021 Instead, everything is unmade and then remade into new forms. New York Times, 23 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of unmade

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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18 Oct 2021

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“Unmade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmade. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unmade

used to describe a bed that looks untidy because it has been slept in and its blankets and sheets have not been neatly arranged to cover the mattress
: not covered with a hard, smooth surface

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