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unfocused

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈfəʊkəst
 
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(also unfocussed)

Definition of unfocused in English:

adjective

1(Of a person’s eyes or gaze) not focusing on a particular person or thing: her eyes became unfocused with deep thought he had the bleary, unfocused look of a hangover
More example sentences
  • Bearded and black-capped, he avoids our gaze with unfocused eyes.
  • Rob rushes up to her as she gazes at him with unfocused eyes.
  • Jack's eyes were unfocused, his gaze tossed onto a random spot on the wall.
1.1(Of an optical device) not adjusted to focus: perpetually unfocused binoculars
1.2(Of a lens) not making incident light rays meet at a single point.
Example sentences
  • Nevertheless, it should be noted that unfocused light still adds to the total collected fluorescence.
1.3(Of an object of vision) not in focus; indistinct: dark unfocused figures stood in the shadows beneath the trees
More example sentences
  • The only misstep in the film is the cinematography, which is fuzzy, often unfocused and fails to take best advantage of the rich natural scenery.
  • Due to the slight blur of the line, these images are slightly unfocused and appear more impressionistic since colors and details flow evenly together.
  • He sighed and let his lids flutter open, icy blue depths meeting an unfocused cloudless sky blue.
2(Of feelings or plans) without a specific aim or direction: his voice quavered with an unfocused rage
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  • His rage was unfocused and undirected, and as such he was forcing it to stay inside, if nothing else, to save his composure.
  • I swung from blind happiness to almost incandescent, unfocused rage within a second, almost before I had a chance to think about it.
  • He delivers emotions other than dull gloominess and unfocused anger, and he does it in style.

Words that rhyme with unfocused

locust

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