Definition of unhealed in English:



  • Not yet healed.

    ‘the scars were raw and unhealed’
    • ‘These are just four of the angst-ridden horror stories that have turned into deep and unhealed sores in the psyche of a tormented people.’
    • ‘This is not to say that their lives do not or did not include many painful memories, pain evoking stimuli, and unhealed emotional wounds.’
    • ‘It's a painful thing to do, but this issue of race is still one that's unhealed in our country, and it needs to be addressed.’
    • ‘It had been a month since Rachael's disappearance, but my wound was still tender, raw and unhealed.’
    • ‘Everything is there, outside my unhealed history, outside my fears.’
    • ‘The damage to this nation remains largely unhealed, or even properly acknowledged.’
    • ‘But that still leaves the rift with the Referees Association unhealed and there is no way such a conflict can be in the best interests of the sport.’
    • ‘Now they came tumbling out, jagged expletives and soul-deep loathing, uncontrolled, from a place in his damaged body as yet unhealed.’
    • ‘The first shows a skeleton with red and yellow snakeheads poking through its ribs: serpents representing his unhealed wounds, his addiction, and the malignant spirits which held him.’
    • ‘She is a tightly fitted mask of compulsive politeness pulled over both great grief and corrosive, unhealed cruelties.’
    • ‘And racial inequality is America's great unfinished business, the wound that remains unhealed.’
    • ‘This ambiguity, and the unhealed wounds of slavery, are the real subject of Cassin's novel.’
    • ‘Sam Shepard's three-hour epic, like much of his work, focuses on unhealed wounds and frayed male bonding.’
    • ‘It is a world of habitual mistrust and violence, a world unhealed by that simple act of recognition that can turn strangers into community, a minority into the mainstream.’
    • ‘Trying to close it by force, of course, has only worsened those unhealed wounds.’
    • ‘If a family triangle is unhealed, we may recreate it, once or many times, hoping on some deep and inaccessible level that we will find a way to heal or resolve it.’
    • ‘For the thousands who have lost friends and loved ones and children, the unhealed sorrow returns, as they remember those who served their country and will be twenty-one forever.’
    • ‘And still, given a set of circumstances that frighten me by touching unhealed sensitivities in my own heart, I become flustered.’
    • ‘Can a sound future be built for a state, or a country, on the unhealed gaping wounds of thousands of its citizens?’
    • ‘It is the story of three old friends, separated by years and distance from their shared Glasgow childhood, who meet up again with each of them carrying unhealed and sometimes undisclosed scars.’
    sore, red, inflamed, painful, sensitive, tender
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