Definition of unarticulated in English:



  • Not mentioned or coherently expressed.

    ‘previously unarticulated anger’
    • ‘It's always kind of a vague, usually unarticulated threat that's waiting to destroy your life, like a big cinderblock falling down on your head when you walk down the street.’
    • ‘The unarticulated aims of the movement are, surely, what leaves it open to criticism, though?’
    • ‘So, for instance, he explores the many, often unarticulated, ways in which goals are crucial to human living and to the life of faith.’
    • ‘I think that understanding these rough fault lines helps to recognize the unarticulated starting points that lie behind many modern legal debates.’
    • ‘The direct link between economic freedom and unfettered self-expression is the unarticulated subtext of the many biographies of stars from this era.’
    • ‘People's priorities thus remain largely unarticulated in the absence of a decentralization process.’
    • ‘Until recently, local concern for nestling architecture into the landscape was implicit and largely unarticulated.’
    • ‘Those are very strong words to describe what I reckon was a conscious but unarticulated strategy by Channel 10.’
    • ‘But writers must write, and they will spell out the political argument that the movie only implies, thus making it harder for the film's unarticulated, inherent argument to influence people.’
    • ‘Her technique hinges on the unarticulated and the tenuously suggestive, even the subliminal.’
    • ‘This motif of self-imposed silence, of unarticulated anguish, reappears in other of Gaines's novels and is made all the more prominent by his customary emphasis on the speaking voice.’
    • ‘Because we accept unacknowledged, therefore unarticulated, premises that inhibit us from identifying causes and eliminating them, we deal with the effects only of our most pressing problems.’
    • ‘The nationalism (and hence the spoken heterosexuality and unarticulated lesbianism/queer sexuality) of the album, however, is compromised by its visual subtext.’
    • ‘As the authors explore the uncharted spaces of diaspora subjectivity, they confront the unarticulated implications of vertigo as a cultural phenomenon.’
    • ‘This broadly political concern, though, remained unarticulated in a coherent way.’
    • ‘Those who conceptualize power from the first dimension are ‘opposed to any suggestion that interests might be unarticulated or unobservable’.’
    • ‘In an odd way, the eagerness of existential aliens in both plays to forge a bond with the official Venetian alien serves to underscore an unarticulated affinity felt between two sets of men.’
    • ‘Eliot's protagonist speaks aloud, to himself and to his readers, relying on unarticulated but implicit similarities between his situation and theirs.’
    • ‘But the ‘exception’ can also refer to those most fundamental assumptions which frame political discourse while remaining invisible and unarticulated.’
    • ‘I weep at his unarticulated rage, his suppressed fury, his casual despair.’
    unstated, unexpressed, unuttered, unsaid, unmentioned, unvoiced, undeclared, unavowed, not spelt out, mute, silent, wordless, voiceless
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