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unfocused

[uhn-foh-kuh st]
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adjective
  1. not brought into focus; lacking proper focus: an unfocused camera.
  2. lacking a clear purpose or direction: an unfocused meeting.
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Also especially British, un·fo·cussed.

Origin of unfocused

1885–90; un-1 + focused
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Related Words for unfocused

dim, unclear, misty, murky, faint, hazy, distorted, foggy, obscure, vague, blurred, blear, bleary, cloudy, fuzzy, ill-defined, indefinite, indistinct, muffled, shadowy

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Historical Examples of unfocused

  • 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.