un·​won ˌən-ˈwən How to pronounce unwon (audio)
: not won
an unwon war

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The day before his company was taken to court, Trump appeared in Texas, spinning lies about his unbuilt border wall and his unwon Presidential campaign. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, 1 July 2021 That leaves several generations of veterans wrestling with the ambiguous aftermath of wars unwon. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, 26 Apr. 2021 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, 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, 8 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1593, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unwon was in 1593

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“Unwon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unwon. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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