un·​pol·​ished | \ ˌən-ˈpä-lisht How to pronounce unpolished (audio) \

Definition of unpolished

: not polished unpolished gemstones a talented but unpolished performer an unpolished rough draft

Examples of unpolished in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Walker, an unpolished politician with an unvetted background, could struggle in vote-rich areas like the Atlanta suburbs if enough swing voters are turned off by the inconsistencies in his professional and personal past, some experts say. BostonGlobe.com, 17 June 2022 The game looks still looks unpolished compared to other open-world fare from the past five years. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 14 June 2022 And can Bo, an unpolished talent and congenital hothead with no formal basketball training and an assault conviction on his record, find the right stuff — and the coolness of mind — to go up against seasoned NBA players? Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 2 June 2022 They look unpolished, but Marvel still has three months to go until the She-Hulk release date. Chris Smith, BGR, 18 May 2022 Vanner’s novel about the Rasks is the sort of faux-Whartonian confection that relies heavily on descriptions of polished wood and unpolished manners: snobbery and snubbery. Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2022 Instead of perfectly timed – and often edited photos – BeReal has users share unpolished images of their lives from an ever-changing two-minute window each day. Peter Suciu, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 Many of us have seen our coworkers’ homes and pets on video meetings, talked more openly about personal challenges and allowed ourselves to be seen in a more unpolished state than pre-pandemic. Bernadette Butler, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 While many trail systems offer groomed and signed paths that range from super easy to difficult, the unpolished character of a place often resides at the raw end of the spectrum. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 31 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unpolished

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jun 2022

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“Unpolished.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpolished. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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