unshaped

adjective

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

Example Sentences

an unshaped mass of clay that was just in need of some inspiration from the modeler
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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 4 Dec. 2022.

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unshaped

adjective

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

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