un·​shaped ˌən-ˈshāpt How to pronounce unshaped (audio)
: not shaped: such as
: not dressed or finished to final form
an unshaped timber
: imperfect in form or formulation
unshaped ideas

Examples of unshaped in a Sentence

an unshaped mass of clay that was just in need of some inspiration from the modeler
Recent Examples on the Web There is a wealth of knowledge and experience here to sift through and, at times, the film’s editing leaves these individual’s offerings unshaped or unclear. Sarah-Tai Black, Los Angeles Times, 2 June 2023 It’s by far the album’s worst song, and the one that feels most unshaped by Max Martin’s touch. Los Angeles Times, 18 Oct. 2021 Years ago, these yew shrubs were dishevelled & unshaped, so The Prince tasked his gardeners with creating their own intriguing topiary designs. Amy MacKelden, Harper's BAZAAR, 14 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1572, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unshaped was in 1572

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“Unshaped.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unshaped. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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un·​shaped ˌən-ˈshāpt How to pronounce unshaped (audio)
: not shaped
especially : not finished to final form
an unshaped timber
unshaped ideas

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