- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)adj. crude, raw, sketchy, rough; incomplete; amateurish, inept; unpainted, etc. See unpreparedness, incompleteness, unskillfulness.II(Roget's IV) modif.1. [Not completed]Syn. uncompleted, undone, half done, incomplete, under construction, unperformed, imperfect, unconcluded, deficient, unexecuted, unaccomplished, in preparation, in the making, not done, in the rough, sketchy, tentative, shapeless, formless, unperfected, unfulfilled, undeveloped, unassembled, defective, found wanting, cut short, immature, faulty, crude, rough.Ant. done*, completed, perfected.2. [Without a finish]Syn. natural, unpainted, unvarnished, unpolished, bare, raw, rough, crude, unprotected, uncovered, plain, undecorated, unadorned.Ant. painted, varnished, enameled.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.incomplete, uncompleted, half-done, *half-baked, unperfected, lacking, rough, wanting, crude, deficient, undeveloped.ANT.: finished, perfected, doneIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Not perfected, elaborated, or completed: preliminary, rough, sketchy, tentative, unperfected, unpolished. See START.
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Unfinished — Un*fin ished, a. Not finished, not brought to an end; imperfect; incomplete; left in the rough; wanting the last hand or touch; as, an unfinished house; an unfinished picture; an unfinished iron casting. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
unfinished — index defective, deficient, executory, imperfect, inchoate, insufficient, interim, outstanding (unresolved … Law dictionary
unfinished — (adj.) 1550s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of FINISH (Cf. finish) (v.) … Etymology dictionary
unfinished — [adj] not completed amateurish, bare, crude, cut short, dabbling, defective, deficient, dilettante, faulty, formless, found wanting, fragmentary, half baked*, half done*, immature, imperfect, incomplete, in the making, in the rough*, lacking,… … New thesaurus
unfinished — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not finished; incomplete. 2) not having been given an attractive surface appearance in manufacture … English terms dictionary
unfinished — [unfin′isht] adj. 1. not finished; not completed or perfected; incomplete 2. having no finish, or final coat, as of paint 3. not processed after looming, as woolen cloth … English World dictionary
unfinished — un|fin|ished [ ʌn fınıʃt ] adjective 1. ) not finished, or not dealt with completely: He left his meal unfinished. an unfinished painting a ) unfinished business problems or feelings that still need to be dealt with 2. ) an unfinished surface has … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
unfinished — [[t]ʌ̱nfɪ̱nɪʃt[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n, v link ADJ, ADJ after v If you describe something such as a work of art or a piece of work as unfinished, you mean that it is not complete, for example because it was abandoned or there was no time to complete it … English dictionary
unfinished — UK [ʌnˈfɪnɪʃt] / US adjective 1) not finished, or not dealt with completely He left his meal unfinished. an unfinished painting 2) an unfinished surface has not been painted or protected with a special liquid • unfinished business … English dictionary
unfinished — un|fin|ished [ʌnˈfınıʃt] adj 1.) not completed ▪ Rachael left her meal unfinished. 2.) unfinished business something that you have not yet dealt with … Dictionary of contemporary English
unfinished — adjective not completed: She looked away, leaving her sentence unfinished. | unfinished business (=something that has to be done or dealt with that you have not yet done) … Longman dictionary of contemporary English