un·​won | \ ˌən-ˈwən How to pronounce unwon (audio) \

Definition of unwon

: not won an unwon war

Examples of unwon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hill joins many in Seattle’s black community celebrating Juneteenth as a time for rejoicing freedom’s triumph, while contemplating struggles still unwon. Marcus Harrison Green, The Seattle Times, "Juneteenth in Seattle brings jubilation and reflection on justice not yet realized," 21 June 2019 The political class right and left, Dem and Rep, had to fail, and did, spectacularly, with the 2008 crash and two unwon wars. Peggy Noonan, WSJ, "Over Trump, We’re as Divided as Ever," 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of unwon

1593, in the meaning defined above

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“Unwon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unwon. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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