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also un·fo·cussed  (ŭn-fō′kəst)
1. Not brought into focus: an unfocused lens.
2. Not centered on anything specific: "my unfocused broodings about love and loyalty" (John le Carré).


(ʌnˈfəʊkəst) or


1. (of eyes) open but not looking at anything
2. not clearly formed or showing a clear purpose
3. (Photography) (of an image) blurry
4. (of the mind) lacking focus or attention


(ʌnˈfoʊ kəst)

1. not brought into focus; lacking proper focus: an unfocused camera.
2. lacking a clear purpose, direction, or target.
Also, esp. Brit.,un•fo′cussed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unfocused - (of an image) not being in or brought into focus; "at their edges things were pretty much out of focus"
focused, focussed - being in focus or brought into focus
2.unfocused - not concentrated at one point or upon one objective; "diversity...in our huge unfocused country"- Owen Wister
distributed - spread out or scattered about or divided up


unfocussed [ˈʌnˈfəʊkəst] ADJ [eyes] → desenfocado; [desires] → sin objetivo concreto, nada concreto; [energies] → que carece de dirección


adj eyesunkoordiniert; debateweitschweifig; campaignzu allgemein angelegt; to be unfocused (person) → sich nicht aufs Wesentliche konzentrieren


unfocussed [ʌnˈfəʊkəst] adj (camera) → non a fuoco; (gaze, eyes) → perso/a nel vuoto; (aims, desire) → vago/a
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