What is the opposite of finished?

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Adjective
Opposite of finished or having been brought to an end
“The work was incomplete at the time of his death but it is still a work of the greatest significance in the theory of probability.”
Adjective
Opposite of without hope or prospect of completion, success, or survival
“The ongoing nightmare of the war is making soldiers rebel against their leaders' plans.”
Adjective
(of a person's work) Opposite of expert or accomplished
“It was slightly tatty around the edges, with grubby window frames and slapdash paintwork.”
Adjective
(of a surface) Opposite of buffed or varnished
“The gilded frame gleamed, here and there patches of the coarse wood underneath shone through.”
Adjective
Opposite of finished, having reached an end or conclusion
“Pritchard was in no mood to deal with the unfinished construction of the new bridge.”
Adjective
Opposite of to be fed up
“Everyone was mesmerized by the tussle between the two greats of the game.”
Adjective
Opposite of denotes a termination of something or an action
“He noted to the King, that this was only the initial part of the war.”
Adjective
Opposite of not open to question or debate
Adjective
Opposite of gone by in time and no longer existing
“The plan to extend the motorway is set for a later date.”
Adjective
(of resources or reserves) Opposite of completely used up
“It is probable that a small, constantly replenished reservoir of condensed phosphates has existed throughout geological time.”
Adjective
Opposite of without hope or prospect of completion, success, or survival
Adjective
Opposite of no longer happening or existing
“Innovation is still alive and well and is the foundation for American ingenuity,”
Adjective
Opposite of without hope or prospect of completion, success, or survival
“The altimeter tells him that he's at 300 feet and lucky to be alive.”
Adjective
Opposite of finished or having been brought to an end
“It is advisable to prepare a draft acceptable to both parties at the earliest possible while the business negotiations are ongoing.”
Adjective
Opposite of having been worked or prepared somehow
Adjective
Opposite of erected
Adjective
Opposite of silver-plated
Adjective
Opposite of having all the parts that are necessary to be complete
Adjective
(of a person) Opposite of ruined by a disastrous or devastating setback or reverse
Adjective
Opposite of not working
“I took my car to a local garage and got my flat tires fixed.”
Adjective
(of a battery) Opposite of having exhausted its charge
“The company says a full battery charge lasts up to ten hours for web browsing, videos, and listening to music.”
Adjective
Opposite of no longer available
Adjective
Opposite of exhausted or in need of rest or sleep
“If you're feeling energetic, you can attempt to climb a narrow and winding staircase to the top.”
Adjective
Opposite of superseding others in importance or status
Adjective
Opposite of in an entire, and undivided, state
Adjective
Opposite of decided and fixed
Adjective
Opposite of refined, sophisticated, or elegant
Adjective
Opposite of not lacking any part or component
“I have an incomplete recollection of the events that transpired on that day.”
Verb
Opposite of to have carried out an action to the end
“I abandoned my search for the perfect wife.”
Verb
Opposite of without hope of recovery
Verb
Opposite of to have brought an event to a close or conclusion
“Casandra's tune opened the show, heralding the start of a weekend of festivities.”
Verb
(of an action or task) Opposite of to have undertaken or performed
“She bypassed the test that most members are required to take.”
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Opposite of past tense for to come to an end or conclusion
“The footage will start in a few minutes!”
Verb
(of food or drink) Opposite of past tense for to consume or get through the final amount or portion of
“Instead of eating dinner, he would nurse his drink until it killed his appetite.”
Verb
(of a resource) Opposite of past tense for to consume or get through the final amount or portion of
“With this recipe, you can double the batch and save some for later.”
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Opposite of past tense for to put a coating on, especially as a final touch
“I try to strip the layer of paint in a safe way, by sealing off the room with poly sheets, moistening the paint, and then scraping it off.”
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to end the life of, or defeat comprehensively
“The Vikings were in good spirits and were becoming well disposed to Bagnold, so they decided to spare him instead of killing him.”
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to exit from a given situation, place or event
“A wraith-catcher, who had fortuitously been staying in the village the night before, will take Sophie to begin her quest to recover sister.”
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