unfinished Definition

  • 1not brought to an end or completion; incomplete
  • 2not having received the final touches; not polished or perfected

Using unfinished: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "unfinished" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The painting is still unfinished.

  • Example

    The project remains unfinished due to lack of funding.

  • Example

    Her sentence was left unfinished.

  • Example

    The book is an unfinished manuscript.

unfinished Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with unfinished

  • to not complete something that was started


    I hate to leave a task unfinished, but I had to go to the meeting.

  • an unfinished business

    something that has not been dealt with or resolved


    The conflict between the two countries is an unfinished business that needs to be addressed.

  • a musical composition that has not been completed by its composer


    Schubert's 'Unfinished Symphony' is one of his most famous works.


Summary: unfinished in Brief

'Unfinished' [ˌʌnˈfɪnɪʃt] means not brought to an end or completion, and not having received the final touches. It can refer to tasks, projects, art, and writing, as in 'The painting is still unfinished,' and 'The book is an unfinished manuscript.' The phrase 'leave something unfinished' means to not complete something that was started.