Definition of unreturned in English:

unreturned

adjective

  • Not reciprocated or responded to.

    ‘the pain of unreturned love’
    • ‘During the earlier part of a band's career, this is a hard slog, with lots of frustrating phone calls and unreturned messages.’
    • ‘This morning I broke my streak of unreturned emails and unanswered phone calls by actually managing to land an interview with a headhunter.’
    • ‘Repeated telephone calls to the office of the Taoiseach and Junior Public Enterprise Minister, Joe Jacob yesterday in a bid to clarify the Government's position went unreturned, Mr Walsh said.’
    • ‘Apologies to all who have sent us nice messages over the past few months that have gone unreturned.’
    • ‘I wasn't sad about it, but it did give me the urge to write drama plays and heart-breaking stories about unreturned love.’
    • ‘Virgil turned red, and murmured, ‘Yes I do, but I live everyday with the punishment of the unreturned feeling.’’
    • ‘He chuckled a bit, cleared his throat when the chuckle went unreturned, and concluded, ‘But don't you worry none - we took care of 'em for ya.’’
    • ‘Calls to Doc Watson's management went unreturned by press time.’
    • ‘I have a hundred DVDs that I bought and haven't had time to watch, close to 1,800 unreturned e-mails, and a pile of mail on my desk that I haven't opened since before I left for Prague.’
    • ‘Calls to González's office went unreturned; the anti-corruption effort went nowhere.’
    • ‘Bruce and I sent a fax to their management thinking, ‘This'll be the first of a thousand unreturned calls and faxes.’’
    • ‘One follow-up to an unreturned phone call is acceptable; two is stalking.’
    • ‘Repeated calls for an interview with TCU president Peter Mohan went unreturned and general manager Nigel Mahabir is on vacation.’
    • ‘She still loved him but she had dealt with unreturned love before.’
    • ‘Calls to Meehan for comment went unreturned Thursday, but he told The Washington Post that Ovechkin had made a ‘very difficult decision.’’
    • ‘There are a lot of things out there, other than unreturned love.’
    • ‘Calls to Ahmanson's multitude of companies and foundations requesting an interview go unreturned.’
    • ‘The reporter smiled, satisfied with the answer and while she could have gone further in probing Josselin Lange about her unreturned feelings for Luca Isaacs, she decided that she had more than enough truth to build rumor over.’
    • ‘So far it just a lot of unreturned phone calls, unresponsive board members and disorganized NGOs trying to get me to do their job for them.’
    • ‘Several calls to his office last week went unreturned and a number of his friends declined to speak to The Sunday Business Post. ‘Sorry,’ said one of his friends before hanging up, ‘but you'd better talk to Ivor.’’

Pronunciation

unreturned

/ʌnrɪˈtəːnd/