View synonyms for unformed


[ uhn-fawrmd ]


  1. not definitely shaped; shapeless or formless.
  2. undeveloped; crude.
  3. not formed; not created.


/ ʌnˈfɔːmd /


  1. shapeless
  2. immature

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Word History and Origins

Origin of unformed1

First recorded in 1275–1325, unformed is from the Middle English word unfourmed. See un- 1, form, -ed 2

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Example Sentences

Because of their unformed skeletons, babies can easily change shape!

My life always weighed in the balance against potential life, and the unformed life always seemed to win against my actual existence.

From Time

The first is introduction, where the legislation is unformed but typically popular.

From Vox

Asked his opinion on Cuomo in general, the activist replied, “pretty much unformed at this point.”

Unformed, inexperienced—just what does our heroine want, and who does she want to be?

Flora went forward to receive her, wondering to see her so young looking, and so unformed.

Smoke, whiskey, good music—they washed his mind clean of worry and frustration; he drifted off in a mist of unformed dreams.

It is true, that whatsoever is formed out of that which had no form, was unformed before it was formed.

It appeared in print at a time when American humor was chaotic, the public taste unformed.

But if, instead of this, the unformed will is made the guide, the very reverse of education is taking place.


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