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[uhn-foh-kuh st] /ʌnˈfoʊ kəst/
not brought into focus; lacking proper focus:
an unfocused camera.
lacking a clear purpose or direction:
an unfocused meeting.
Also, especially British, unfocussed.
Origin of unfocused
1885-90; un-1 + focused Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • His eyes had an unfocused look, as though they were made of glass.

  • They were slightly crossed, unfocused as they were by the force of the blow.

    Deadly City Paul W. Fairman
  • His grey eyes were wide and bright and unfocused—his cheeks scarlet.

    Shadows of Flames Amelie Rives
  • Such interest as we feel at the end of the first act is vague and unfocused.

    Play-Making William Archer
  • We must bring in the generations, harnessing the unused talent of the elderly and the unfocused energy of the young.

  • Dark eyes rigid, unfocused, behind them Jim's own image of a crackpot redhead who was Callista's friend.

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