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unaccomplished

[uhn-uh-kom-plisht] /ˌʌn əˈkɒm plɪʃt/
adjective
1.
not accomplished; incomplete or not carried out:
Many tasks remain unaccomplished.
2.
without accomplishments; inexpert:
an unaccomplished musician.
Origin of unaccomplished
1515-1525
First recorded in 1515-25; un-1 + accomplished
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  • But the breezes shred all asunder and give them unaccomplished to the clouds.

  • Thus, as far as that went, his life's work would be unaccomplished.

    The Day of Judgment

    Joseph Hocking
  • If he should die, we must return home with an unaccomplished mission.

  • What he did inflict was the unaccomplished proxy of himself.

  • The cheerful girl was plain, unaccomplished, and not at all young.

    Tiny Luttrell Ernest William Hornung
  • He tried to reconcile his unaccomplished purpose with his conscience.

    I.N.R.I.

    Peter Rosegger
  • Mr. Opp remorsefully allowed him to depart, and gazed somewhat guiltily at the unaccomplished work before him.

    Mr. Opp Alice Hegan Rice
  • It is doleful travel that takes one home from an unaccomplished errand—only Forbes was not returning even to his home.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • He had taught himself to look at it lightly whilst it was yet unaccomplished; but he could not think of it lightly now.

    Can You Forgive Her?

    Anthony Trollope
  • The plan of returning home, remained for the present unaccomplished.

British Dictionary definitions for unaccomplished

unaccomplished

/ˌʌnəˈkɒmplɪʃt/
adjective
1.
not accomplished or finished
2.
lacking accomplishments
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