- 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
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Related Wordsveiled, underlying, lurking, inherent, unrealized, smoldering, suppressed, likely, hidden, possible, probable, latent, innate, lost, instinctive, subliminal, repressed, budding, future, subconscious
Examples from the Web for unrealized
With its extensive coastlines, Iran has the potential to promote this kind tourism but it is, to say the least, unrealized.Operation Wholesome Sea: Iran Coast Guard Forces Women Off Beaches
May 24, 2014
Maugham once confided to Christopher Isherwood his unrealized wish, when he turned seventy, to return to India and study Shankara.Maugham's Love Life
June 3, 2010
When Susan Lucci earned her first Emmy after 18 unrealized nominations, I stood and cheered.Who's Killing the Soaps?
December 14, 2009
Whatever, the result is that the promise of stem-cell research is delayed or unrealized.A 'Breakthrough' in the Stem Cell Debate
March 2, 2009
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
It was for men like himself, with memories, unrealized dreams.Cytherea
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.
- (of an ambition, hope, goal, etc) not attained or brought to fruition
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