Definition of unanswered in English:



  • Not answered or responded to.

    ‘unanswered letters’
    • ‘Tewodros wrote to Queen Victoria in 1862, but his letter was left unanswered.’
    • ‘Will the grieving ever stop with so many questions remaining unanswered?’
    • ‘This tape might just have some of the answers to some of our deepest unanswered questions.’
    • ‘Alas, nearly every question that I raised in my last letter remain unanswered.’
    • ‘It usually gets me an answer where a letter from a foreigner most often is ignored and unanswered.’
    • ‘Of citizenship and democracy, I have several unanswered questions going through my head.’
    • ‘This film, however, attempts to answer the unanswered questions and goes back to the time leading up to the first death.’
    • ‘He said he was still left with unanswered questions - some procedural matters were unclear.’
    • ‘In literary terms it leaves us with many unanswered questions.’
    • ‘is recalling the questions of the problems in our surroundings that remain unanswered.’
    • ‘It should have ended a bit more quirky, unresolved, as so much of life remains unresolved or unanswered.’
    • ‘Nonetheless, many questions remain unanswered, and a number of issues still need to be resolved.’
    • ‘For those who have read this far, here are the answers to the unanswered questions in this article.’
    • ‘The main unanswered question is: for whom are these reports written?’
    • ‘The obvious question that remains unanswered is why these judges chose to adopt this extremist position.’
    • ‘There have always been many unanswered questions about the assassination of Martin Luther King.’
    • ‘Attempts to contact the company proved fruitless, with phone calls and letters going unanswered.’
    • ‘Maybe you were overwhelmed by advice, as my letters went unanswered.’
    • ‘My second point is that the specific questions and concerns I have raised with you continue to go unanswered.’
    • ‘A thousand questions about fanaticism will go for ever unanswered.’
    unresolved, undecided, to be decided, unsettled, undetermined, pending, open, open to debate, open to question, up in the air, in doubt, doubtful, disputed
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