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 Public education has enough unrealized goals already. Ted Kolderie, Star Tribune, "Schools need new ideas, not more goals," 30 Jan. 2021 This realization compelled King to call for massive civil disobedience in Washington, D.C., as part of the unrealized Poor People’s Campaign, which was cut short by his assassination in April of 1968. Keeanga-yamahtta Taylor, The New Yorker, "A Black Lives Matter Founder on Building Modern Movements," 18 Jan. 2021 Now Billboard has learned Dentsu has agreed to pay an undisclosed settlement sum covering damages but not unrealized profits that will wrap the nearly two year old legal drama. Dave Brooks, Billboard, "Woodstock 50 Wins Damages From Japanese Financier Over Failed Festival," 29 Jan. 2021 Proctor remains someone who seems to possess major unrealized upside. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Predicting Ohio State football’s defensive depth chart for 2021," 21 Jan. 2021 That particular literary boogeyman, for now, remains unrealized. Barbara Vandenburgh, USA TODAY, "The copyright to 'The Great Gatsby’ is up, and prequel 'Nick' is here to take advantage," 6 Jan. 2021 All the while, fossil fuel profits that have historically furnished state budgets the world over will have to go unrealized. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, "The Bungled Vaccine Rollout Is a Bad Omen," 4 Jan. 2021 For most leadership teams, lack of accountability and execution are what cause the company vision to go unrealized. Tom Cooney And Crystal Faulkner, The Enquirer, "BusinessWise: Step into 2021 with concrete, measurable goals," 29 Dec. 2020 One proven, entrenched performer with at least three years of eligibility remaining beats a host of quarterbacks with unrealized potential. G Smith, NOLA.com, "Tulane signing class light on quarterbacks, heavy on geographical variety," 15 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of unrealized

1767, in the meaning defined above

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25 Feb 2021

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“Unrealized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrealized. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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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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