also unfocussed adjective Date: 1886 1. not adjusted to a focus 2. not concentrated on one point or objective <
unfocused rage

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  • unfocused — UK / US or unfocussed UK [ʌnˈfəʊkəst] / US [ʌnˈfoʊkəst] adjective 1) not seeing clearly, or not giving a clear image His eyes were unfocused. 2) without a clear purpose, aim, or direction Her thoughts were totally unfocused …   English dictionary

  • unfocused — [un fō′kəst] adj. 1. not focused; not brought into focus 2. a) lacking a center of concentration [unfocused attempts] b) not directed toward a goal or objective [unfocused plans] …   English World dictionary

  • unfocused — (also unfocussed) ► ADJECTIVE 1) not focused; out of focus. 2) without a specific aim or direction …   English terms dictionary

  • unfocused — [[t]ʌ̱nfo͟ʊkəst[/t]] also unfocussed 1) ADJ If someone s eyes are unfocused, they are open, but not looking at anything. Her eyes were unfocused, as if she were staring inside at her memories of the day. ...his unfocused gaze. 2) ADJ GRADED… …   English dictionary

  • unfocused — un|fo|cused unfocussed [ʌnˈfəukəst US ˈfou ] adj 1.) not dealing with or paying attention to the important ideas, causes etc ▪ The discussion was becoming unfocused. 2.) eyes that are unfocused are open, but are not looking at anything specific ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unfocused — /un foh keuhst/, adj. 1. not brought into focus; lacking proper focus: an unfocused camera. 2. lacking a clear purpose or direction: an unfocused meeting. Also, esp. Brit., unfocussed. [1885 90; UN 1 + FOCUSED] * * * …   Universalium

  • unfocused — /ʌnˈfoʊkəst/ (say un fohkuhst) adjective 1. Photography not brought into focus: an unfocused camera lens. 2. not concentrated at a specific point or on a specific objective: *multilateralism through the United Nations was becoming synonymous with …   Australian English dictionary

  • unfocused — adj. Unfocused is used with these nouns: ↑eye …   Collocations dictionary

  • unfocused — un•fo•cused [[t]ʌnˈfoʊ kəst[/t]] adj. 1) cvb not brought into focus; lacking proper focus: an unfocused camera[/ex] 2) cvb lacking a clear purpose, direction, or target Also, esp. brit. un•fo′cussed. Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • unfocused — adjective Not focused …   Wiktionary

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