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

Definition of unmade

: not made an unmade bed

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Recent Examples on the Web Police found that the bed was unmade, a container of dog treats was overturned in the master bedroom and the Helms were nowhere to be found, according to reports. Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, "NY grandparents abducted, taken to Canada and ransomed for cocaine or $3.5M," 7 Oct. 2020 Troopers noted the bed was unmade, a jar of dog treats had been overturned in the master bedroom and the Helms were gone. Mary Esch, Star Tribune, "Grandparents are kidnapped, ransomed for cocaine or $3.5M," 6 Oct. 2020 Administrative agencies, built quite differently, produce laws much more swiftly and unilaterally—and those laws can be remade or unmade just as swiftly and unilaterally by the next administration. Adam J. White, WSJ, "‘Law & Leviathan’ Review: Self-Government Minus the Self," 23 Sep. 2020 Piles were made, then unmade, then remade into new standing structures. Sarah Jeong, The New Republic, "The Battle of Portland," 3 Sep. 2020 Their homeland was altered, forever, unmade from land and remade into this unnatural freshwater sea. Alexandra Fuller, Travel + Leisure, "The Unexpected Lessons One Writer Learned From Returning To Her African Homeland," 21 Aug. 2020 The year-old partnership now creates a similar list of unmade scripts by AAPI writers as a way to amplify Asian American voices and reveal more complicated layers of their experience before a mainstream audience. NBC News, "Read about the Asian American screenplays that didn't get produced," 19 June 2020 My husband sat nearby on the edge of an unmade bed strewn with children’s toys. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "Is the Hand Quicker Than the Zoom Window?," 15 May 2020 Read: unmade beds, piles of laundry, or the ubiquitous beige blank wall with the hint of a houseplant in the background. Country Living, "Look! We Made Pretty Country Backgrounds for Your Zoom Calls," 27 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of unmade

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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17 Oct 2020

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“Unmade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmade. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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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
British : not covered with a hard, smooth surface

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