Main definitions of unsaid in English

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unsaid1

  • past and past participle of unsay

Pronunciation

unsaid

/ʌnˈsɛd/

Main definitions of unsaid in English

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unsaid2

adjective

  • Not said or uttered.

    ‘the rest of the remark he left unsaid’
    • ‘It is hard being a parent today because there are real laws, and unsaid rules.’
    • ‘Grice's cooperative maxims are the unsaid norms.’
    • ‘Of course, there are always the regular clients who go for an unsaid but symbolic good morning greetings with bunches of fresh flowers.’
    • ‘Having said that, the unsaid still does haunt me.’
    • ‘Someone needs to write a book on how to interpret silences because I'm sure there are more out there like me who aren't adept at knowing what the unsaid means.’
    • ‘If Hoge has something to say about the way social institutions respond to teen violence, he's left it completely unsaid in his film.’
    • ‘It certainly went unsaid that she was at least a bit embarrassed to have started something that had now taken such an unexpected turn.’
    • ‘Somehow, though, it is what he leaves unsaid that is the most intriguing.’
    • ‘But as with all government business, many things remain unsaid or unexplained, in which case I have to draw my own conclusions.’
    • ‘After a trial period where he would correct people on the unsaid understanding that it never happened again, I am now the only person who still gets it wrong, albeit only every now and again.’
    • ‘Ashbery's lines are often pure poetry, shimmering with unsaid meanings even in their dependence upon the easy phrases of ordinary speech.’
    • ‘Alan understood her unsaid suggestion, and was eager to comply.’
    • ‘Moreover, he has the extraordinary capacity of evoking the unsaid through gestures, powerful background music and long close-shots.’
    • ‘The strength of good literature is that it can explore the unsaid and the unspeakable.’
    • ‘What is generally left unsaid is what influence this will have on intelligence work in Iraq, and elsewhere, in pursuit of terrorists.’
    • ‘This unsaid part was no less effectively conveyed to and assimilated by the targeted electorate.’
    • ‘She had learned more about Thomas in half an hour than she had all week, albeit it more from the things that had been left unsaid than his actual answers.’
    • ‘He left unsaid that perhaps among those whom terrorist planners recruit their foot soldiers might also be people in search of those same basic rights.’
    • ‘The unsaid theme underlying all this is that sexual or gender identity can be influenced or ‘recruited.’’
    • ‘Things go unsaid and unresolved in real life, but they also occasionally or even usually do get said and do get resolved.’
    unspoken, unuttered, unstated, unmentioned, untold, unarticulated, unexpressed, unvoiced, unpronounced, untalked-of, suppressed, unrevealed, undeclared, unavowed
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Pronunciation

unsaid

/ʌnˈsɛd/