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

Definition of unmade

: not made an unmade bed

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Confessional Visually, the film is composed entirely of archive footage, much of it culled from a 500-hour trove shot in the '80s for an unmade documentary commissioned by Maradona's one-time agent Jorge Cyterszpiler. Thomas Page, CNN, "Sex, drugs and soccer: Diego Maradona film shines light on Napoli years," 12 June 2019 Hamid rescued the prayer mat off the nappy-covered floor and dropped it on the unmade bed. Leila Aboulela, Harper's magazine, "Whisky Lullaby," 10 Jan. 2019 Any visions of, say, feeding this book and Barlow’s many megabytes of text, abandoned manuscripts, and unmade screenplays into a neural net and generating a Barlow AI to re-occupy @jpbarlow are dashed by stories like these. Jesse Jarnow, WIRED, "The Ghost of John Perry Barlow Lives in His Posthumous Memoir," 5 June 2018 There was my bed, still unmade from earlier that morning. Jeneé Osterheldt, kansascity, "Swimming lesson may be leading to forgiveness," 10 July 2018 If a caseworker disapproved of a client’s unmade bed, a check might disappear. Livia Gershon, Longreads, "The Prosperity Plea," 30 May 2018 But as long as there’s unmade money out there beyond the border, the NFL will continuously be reminded of how big a world this really is. Conor Orr, SI.com, "Who Really Cares About the NFL Outside of the United States?," 22 May 2018 The story unfolds against a backdrop of flashing police car lights, low-rent motel rooms, unmade beds, cigarette smoke, booze and guns. Chrissie Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, "Canadian singer Charlotte Cardin is more than a YouTube sensation," 19 Apr. 2018 Defense won the championship Cleveland's sports history is filled with stops unmade, from John Elway's drive to Michael Jordan's shot to Jose Mesa's blown save. Bill Livingston, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Cavaliers 2018: Playoff LeBron must shore up the leaky defense -- Bill Livingston (photos)," 15 Apr. 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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to make a temporary encampment

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