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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. 2017.
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  • The unfocused beam can make a black surface very hot very quick.

    Where I Wasn't Going Walt Richmond
  • His eyes had an unfocused look, as though they were made of glass.

  • I set it down next to the computer and kind of unfocused my eyes, trying to find things that looked out of place.

    Little Brother Cory Doctorow
  • They were slightly crossed, unfocused as they were by the force of the blow.

    Deadly City Paul W. Fairman
  • By the time White Bear caught up with the crowd around Nancy, her eyes were wide open, but unfocused.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • His grey eyes were wide and bright and unfocused—his cheeks scarlet.

    Shadows of Flames Amelie Rives

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