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From un- (lack of) +‎ finish (completion).


unfinish (uncountable)

  1. A state of incompletion; lack of finish; unfinishedness
    • 2000, Alex Potts, The Sculptural Imagination: Figurative, Modernist, Minimalist:
      But, in Simmel's view, it also relates specifically to a distinctive feature of Rodin's work, its state of unfinish.
    • 2009, David Wallace Booth, ‎Shelley Peterson, ‎Carol Jupiter, Books, Media & the Internet:
      The movie raised quite real and diverse questions of unfinish. As it opened widely in late 2007, the producers stressed that the two sequels would be filmed if and only if the box office figures for this first venture were sufficiently astonishing.
    • 2011, Peter Lunenfeld, The Secret War Between Downloading and Uploading:
      One way to increase stickiness is to use the culture machine to add a quality of unfinish to its production.
    • 2014, M. Reimer, ‎N. Ali, ‎D. England, Seriality and Texts for Young People: The Compulsion to Repeat:
      Peter Lunenfeld explores the idea of “unfinish” in a deliberately “unfinished” essay, first published in 1999 as the full scope of the digital revolution was becoming apparent: []