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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.

...Jane Austen's unfinished novel...

The cathedral was eventually completed in 1490, though the Gothic facade remains unfinished...

He left the sentence unfinished.

English dictionary. 2008.

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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 — 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

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