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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. 2017.
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  • Perhaps there may have been some unrealized sanitary reason for this practice.

    The Book of Tea Kakuzo Okakura
  • It is underlain by an unrealized wealth that may never be brought to light.

    The Booklover and His Books Harry Lyman Koopman
  • In this and similar ways it happens that the magnitude of the sexual sphere in woman is unrealized by the careless observer.

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

    In the Heart of a Fool William Allen White
  • And these unrealized perceptions of me he interpreted, as I had known that he would, as his soul's inevitable penance.

  • 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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