[ uhn-uh-kom-plisht ]
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  1. not accomplished; incomplete or not carried out: Many tasks remain unaccomplished.

  2. without accomplishments; inexpert: an unaccomplished musician.

Origin of unaccomplished

First recorded in 1515–25; un-1 + accomplished

Words Nearby unaccomplished

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How to use unaccomplished in a sentence

  • As anti-American riots burn from Benghazi to Islamabad, that hope looks distinctly “Mission unaccomplished.”

    Muslims to Obama: No We Won't | David Frum | September 22, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • And if it should be granted to them in this generation to complete the work that Tone's generation left unaccomplished!

    Is Ulster Right? | Anonymous
  • 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
  • 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
  • We found the path far more difficult than we had expected, and at length, our object unaccomplished, we turned our steps homeward.

    The Frontier Fort | W. H. G. Kingston

British Dictionary definitions for unaccomplished


/ (ˌʌnəˈkɒmplɪʃt) /

  1. not accomplished or finished

  2. lacking accomplishments

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