[ US /ənˈfɪnɪʃt/ ]
[ UK /ʌnfˈɪnɪʃt/ ]
  1. not brought to the desired final state
  2. lacking a surface finish such as paint
    bare wood
    unfinished furniture
  3. not brought to an end or conclusion
    the building is still unfinished
    unfinished business
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How To Use unfinished In A Sentence

  • The temple of the +Olympian Zeus+ at Athens (Fig. 39), a mighty dipteral Corinthian edifice measuring 354 by 171 feet, standing on a vast terrace or temenos surrounded by a buttressed wall, was begun by Antiochus Epiphanes (170 B.C.) on the site of an earlier unfinished A Text-Book of the History of Architecture Seventh Edition, revised
  • J.C. nodded and I followed him down into the dark dankness of Zacharis' unfinished basement. The Dog Catcher
  • Dalgliesh thought that the design would have been more successful if the fagade had been balanced by extended bays, but either inspiration or money had ran out and the house looked curiously unfinished. She Closed Her Eyes
  • Unfinished hems and bulky vertical exterior seams retained an air of elegance, their rough finish somehow marrying perfectly with the slinky lines of dresses and skirts. Times, Sunday Times
  • The two women became friends, and when Jackson's health began to fail, she left her unfinished manuscript in Lotty's hands with instructions about how it was to be arranged.
  • Others talk about unfinished business or even revenge, if someone they know was killed.
  • Winnie pushed away her unfinished toast and drained her glass of lukewarm tea.
  • The dress was put in a drawer, unfinished but not forgotten about.
  • When a few weeks later it was reported in the papers that Wilcox had been shot at from an ambuscade, it was an open secret that McMurdo was still at work upon his unfinished job. Chennai
  • unfinished business
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