Definition of unaccomplished in English:



  • 1Showing little skill.

    ‘an unaccomplished poet’
    • ‘They call him ‘a disingenuous, unaccomplished liberal.’’
    • ‘No longer would a majority of unaccomplished rookies be paid more than accomplished veterans.’
    • ‘He, too, has seen relatively unaccomplished academics present testimony on behalf of the Crown.’
    • ‘However, the oft-times champions struggled to come to terms with rather unaccomplished opponents, and they only scored twice in the opening 14 minutes.’
    • ‘Have you ever felt really unaccomplished after meeting with friends you haven't seen in a long while?’
    • ‘This is a singularly unaccomplished and unimportant man.’
    • ‘Now, when I arrived in unutterably chic Aix-en-Provence, I was a totally unaccomplished drinker.’
    • ‘Nor was it that I felt that they are unaccomplished musicians.’
    • ‘Prior to his visit to France, Hume was unaccomplished and without a degree.’
    • ‘Her ‘sisters’ in the same opera are similarly lackluster and technically unaccomplished.’
    • ‘Consider the ‘tell’ of poker players, the anxious movements that betray an unaccomplished liar, and the seductive mannerisms of someone you know is interested in you before they speak.’
    • ‘Upon hearing Robin's life and crimes, they all laughed at him; they saw him as an unaccomplished criminal.’
    • ‘He is an unaccomplished young cleric who has no chance to prosper through the normal channels of scholarly advancement.’
    • ‘The unaccomplished DV photography rarely enlightens our understanding of the characters.’
    • ‘It's frustrating because I think that people think that poor people are dumb or unaccomplished or something.’
    • ‘How can I have so many talents yet feel that I am so unaccomplished?’
    • ‘Feeling rather unaccomplished of herself, she walked back inside Merrywether's inn, and again almost collided with him.’
    • ‘Also, humans are considered unaccomplished runners when compared to mammals such as pronghorn antelopes, which can sprint at 40 miles an hour (60 kilometers an hour) for several minutes.’
    inexpert, unskilful, unskilled, without finesse, incompetent, incapable, talentless, amateur, amateurish, unqualified, untrained, dilettante, maladroit, blundering
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  • 2Not accomplished or carried out.

    • ‘I was about to leave, my planned interview with Commissioner Regis unaccomplished - he was out - when a furious woman marched in.’
    • ‘The business we are in does not allow room for us to declare someone else's mission either accomplished or unaccomplished.’
    • ‘Once the Blackburn Rovers boss began talking in terms of helping Cole achieve his one unaccomplished ambition, there was no going back for the 30-year-old.’
    • ‘So if he believed his visit yesterday would be enough to quell major doubts about this issue, we must inform him that this was mission unaccomplished.’
    • ‘Despite Morris's decision to make a budgetary commitment to the plastic arts concept, implementation of the concept remained undefined and unaccomplished for many more months.’
    • ‘Looking back, there is little that I would now regard as incorrect, although much is incomplete and most of it has gone unaccomplished.’
    • ‘However, literacy for all – children, youth and adults - is still an unaccomplished goal and an ever moving target.’
    • ‘Within the marble-walled palace there is an aching sense of a mission unaccomplished.’
    • ‘If it's possible to go the moon, it must also be possible to accomplish any unaccomplished goal.’
    • ‘The same support was given to emphasizing the need for social reform, presented as an unaccomplished goal of the revolution.’
    • ‘It has freed the architect to create heretofore unaccomplished curvaceous form, and new service areas are emerging in the ‘information-age’ frontier marketplace.’
    • ‘In this materialistic age, such offsprings are rare who fulfil the will of their parents and complete their unaccomplished work without economical benefits.’
    • ‘After a tussle and some screaming, he ran out, mission unaccomplished.’
    • ‘Led on by false promises and unaccomplished hopes, I lay down and fade away into oblivion.’
    • ‘It anticipates a different future, as yet unaccomplished, that will organize the peasant land in resistance to imperial threat.’
    • ‘If this huge task remains unaccomplished, the change and transformation of local government will be seen as meaningless by our people’ said Tshwete.’
    • ‘So while many of the ideas driving this company are sound, their transmission to the show's viewers is often unaccomplished.’
    • ‘So for me Saving is an unaccomplished goal.’
    • ‘It falls to Hockney and his supporters to dispose of traditional explanations and the numerous non-optical explanations for detailed effects in individual paintings - a task as yet unaccomplished.’
    • ‘Encourage him or her to revisit the unaccomplished goal when he or she is ready.’
    uncompleted, incomplete, unfinished, undone, half-done, unperformed, unexecuted, undeveloped, unfulfilled, neglected
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