un·​re·​formed | \ ˌən-ri-ˈfȯrmd How to pronounce unreformed (audio) \

Definition of unreformed

1 : not reformed : uncorrected an unreformed criminal
2 : not originating with or shaped by the Protestant Reformation unreformed churches

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Recent Examples on the Web Thus the Medicare Part A trust fund, projected before ObamaCare to become insolvent by 2017, lumbers on, largely unreformed. Chris Jacobs, WSJ, 24 Mar. 2021 That, too, represents institutional failure — one that will be, if left unreformed, catastrophic. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, 31 Aug. 2020 The peace process did not fare well, chiefly because Israel made the mistake of bringing the unreformed terrorist Yasser Arafat back from exile to negotiate on the Palestinian side. Mario Loyola, National Review, 13 Aug. 2020 If an unreformed banking system had faced this year’s u-shape scenario, its total core-capital ratio would have potentially dropped to 1.5%, with several big banks’ figures touching zero—ie, technical insolvency. The Economist, 9 July 2020 Greeks discovered this in 2015 when their euroskeptic government and voters concluded its weak and unreformed economy couldn’t withstand a departure after all. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 10 Dec. 2018 At the same time, inflexible and unreformed labour markets have hampered the rise of manufacturing and low-level services, the gateway for women in other poor countries. The Economist, 5 July 2018 Throwing 40% more taxpayer money at today’s unreformed public schools is a terrible waste of money. WSJ, 29 May 2018 The party decides which ex-communists are repentant patriots (PiS’s ranks are full of such figures), and which are unreformed enemies of the state. The Economist, 21 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of unreformed

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unreformed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unreformed. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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