unexercised

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ exercised

Adjective[edit]

unexercised (not comparable)

  1. Not having been subjected to physical exercise.
    • 1969, “Dividend from Viet Nam,” Time, 10 October, 1969,[1]
      Says Colonel Thomas Murray, chief Army psychiatrist in South Viet Nam: “Some of our psychiatrists are the most improbable military guys: soft, flabby, unexercised.”
    • 1988, Edmund White, The Beautiful Room is Empty, New York: Vintage International, 1994, Chapter Five,
      [] Lou was a respectful reader of the boy books that were emerging then, those magazines of black-and-white photos of teenagers with shaved chests, sucked-in if unexercised stomachs, and cloth posing-straps who stood on a dais silhouetted against a sunburst of seamless paper.
    • 2012, Geeta Padmanabhan, “Movement, the best medicine,” The Hindu, 16 December, 2012,[2]
      Unexercised joints get stiffer, but the wrong sort of exercise can strain the joints, damaging them further.
  2. (finance, law) Not having been exercised
    • 2007 January 30, Bloomberg News, “CNet Restatement Goes Back to 1996”, in New York Times[3]:
      Shelby W. Bonnie, the former chief executive, agreed to reprice 700,000 unexercised shares, the company said yesterday in a statement.