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[uhn-ree-uh-lahyzd] /ʌnˈri əˌlaɪzd/
not made real or actual; not resulting in accomplishment, as a task or aim:
unrealized ambitions.
not known or suspected:
unrealized talent.
Origin of unrealized
1765-75; un-1 + realized Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It is underlain by an unrealized wealth that may never be brought to light.

    The Booklover and His Books Harry Lyman Koopman
  • Perhaps there may have been some unrealized sanitary reason for this practice.

    The Book of Tea Kakuzo Okakura
  • It was for men like himself, with memories, unrealized dreams.

    Cytherea Joseph Hergesheimer
  • Let us leave them there in that first curious, unrealized signaling of soul to soul.

    In the Heart of a Fool William Allen White
  • It has been the unrealized dream of generations of India and China merchants.

  • There must, then, be some conception of unrealized powers which will meet this difficulty.

    John Dewey's logical theory Delton Thomas Howard
British Dictionary definitions for unrealized


(of an ambition, hope, goal, etc) not attained or brought to fruition
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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