un·​re·​al·​ized | \ ˌən-ˈrē-ə-ˌlīzd How to pronounce unrealized (audio) \

Definition of unrealized

: not realized: such as
a : not effected, accomplished, or fulfilled The project remains unrealized. unrealized desires unrealized potential
b : not turned into cash by sale the stock's unrealized gains
c : not brought to conscious awareness : not understood unrealized truths

Examples of unrealized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the first fiscal year, unrealized gains on investment valuations accounted for essentially all the stated income for the Vision and Delta funds. Peter Elstrom, Fortune, "‘Unicorn Porn:’ How SoftBank’s Investing Style Boosts Paper Profits—But Not Real-World Value," 26 Nov. 2019 But given how much the Falcons have invested in the unrealized potential of its roster, that may only be the beginning. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Falcons' free fall shows Atlanta still can't shake Super Bowl meltdown," 20 Oct. 2019 Sold on unrealized opportunities Epstein's complaints go beyond the contracts. Max Londberg, Cincinnati.com, "Digital media student says UC contracts, director's dismissal hurt learning at new program," 26 Dec. 2019 Yes, any self-respecting romance reader will swoon at the image of Grace yanking off Sebastian’s spectacles and seeing his hitherto unrealized Viking good looks beneath. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Hot Stuff: Five new romances tackle the struggle to feel deserving of love," 3 Dec. 2019 As-yet-unrealized projects include vehicles for space travel, self-supporting dwellings for a future when the climate may be less hospitable and a series of barrier islands to protect New York Harbor from rising sea levels. Washington Post, "Neglected visionary Agnes Denes altered our landscape with her art. At 88, she’s finally getting her due.," 24 Oct. 2019 The unrealized deal marked a missed opportunity to jump aboard a short-video phenomenon that’s gone viral across the U.S. and China, the world’s largest mobile market. Sarah Frier, Fortune, "Why Facebook Passed on Buying the App That Became TikTok," 13 Nov. 2019 This account calls upon Grisham to summon up his heretofore unrealized inner Caligula. Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post, "What is left to say about a new John Grisham novel? ‘The Guardians’ has something to add.," 22 Oct. 2019 Robert Covington is a nice piece, and Andrew Wiggins still has all that unrealized potential, but Karl-Anthony Towns is Minnesota’s only star. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, "Timberwolves’ Gersson Rosas on staying aggressive with roster, building an identity," 22 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of unrealized

1767, in the meaning defined above

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“Unrealized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrealized. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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un·​re·​al·​ized | \ ˌən-ˈrē-ə-ˌlīzd \

Legal Definition of unrealized

: not yet realized unrealized appreciation

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