incomplete

Something incomplete is missing a part or unfinished. Incomplete things are not whole. A football pass that falls short is incomplete and so is an outfit without a shirt. A bridge to nowhere? Incomplete.

Incomplete describes things that are missing something. A chess set with a lost piece is incomplete. Incomplete also means “unfinished,” like that incomplete bridge to nowhere. People often feel their lives are incomplete until they do something like have a family or make a certain amount of money. You might get an incomplete grade for a class if your teacher is going to let you make up work you missed. When something's incomplete, part of that thing is missing or undone

Definitions of incomplete
  1. adjective
    not complete or total; not completed
    “an incomplete account of his life”
    “political consequences of incomplete military success”
    “an incomplete forward pass”
    synonyms: uncomplete
    fractional
    constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety
    broken
    lacking a part or parts
    half
    partial
    neither
    not either; not one or the other
    partial
    being or affecting only a part; not total
    rudimentary
    being in the earliest stages of development
    skeletal, sketchy, unelaborated
    giving only major points; lacking completeness
    uncompleted
    not caught or not caught within bounds
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    complete
    having every necessary or normal part or component or step
    whole
    including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete
    absolute, downright, out-and-out, rank, right-down, sheer
    complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
    accomplished, completed, realised, realized
    successfully completed or brought to an end
    all
    completely given to or absorbed by
    all-or-none, all-or-nothing
    occurring completely or not occurring at all
    all-out, full-scale
    using all available resources
    allover
    covering the entire surface
    clean
    thorough and without qualification
    completed
    caught
    dead, utter
    complete
    exhaustive, thorough, thoroughgoing
    performed comprehensively and completely
    fleshed out, full-clad
    given substance or detail; completed
    full, total
    complete in extent or degree and in every particular
    full-blown
    having or displaying all the characteristics necessary for completeness
    full-dress
    complete in every respect
    good
    thorough
    hearty
    without reservation
    self-contained
    constituting a complete and independent unit in and of itself
    sound
    thorough
    stand-alone
    capable of operating independently
    comprehensive, overarching
    including all or everything
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  2. adjective
    not yet finished
    “his thesis is still incomplete
    synonyms: uncompleted
    unfinished
    not brought to an end or conclusion
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