un·​set ˌən-ˈset How to pronounce unset (audio)
: not set: such as
: not fixed in a setting : unmounted
unset diamonds
: not firmed or solidified
unset concrete

Examples of unset in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Exorcist: Deceiver was set to hit theaters on April 18, 2025, but is now unset. Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Jan. 2024 Their outfield alignment is unset, and their lineup lost proven punch via trades and free agency. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Mar. 2022 As with a fractured bone that has gone unset, the body has limped forward, but each step is ragged and halting, doing further damage to the untreated injury. Grace Segers, The New Republic, 5 Jan. 2022 Bob’s Burgers Moved from July 17, 2020, to April 9, 2021, but now date is unset. Vulture Editors, Vulture, 9 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unset was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Unset.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unset. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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