Etymology
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unfinished (adj.)

1550s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of finish (v.).

updated on July 22, 2012

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Definitions of unfinished from WordNet

unfinished (adj.)
not brought to the desired final state;
unfinished (adj.)
not brought to an end or conclusion;
unfinished business
the building is still unfinished
unfinished (adj.)
lacking a surface finish such as paint;
unfinished furniture
Synonyms: bare
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