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- past and past participle of unsay
Not said or uttered.‘the rest of the remark he left unsaid’
unspoken, unuttered, unstated, unmentioned, untold, unarticulated, unexpressed, unvoiced, unpronounced, untalked-of, suppressed, unrevealed, undeclared, unavowedtacit, implicit, understood, not spelt out, taken for granted, taken as read, inferred, implied, hinted, suggested, insinuated, left to someone's imagination, left to the imaginationView synonyms
- ‘Having said that, the unsaid still does haunt me.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Things go unsaid and unresolved in real life, but they also occasionally or even usually do get said and do get resolved.’
- ‘The strength of good literature is that it can explore the unsaid and the unspeakable.’
- ‘It certainly went unsaid that she was at least a bit embarrassed to have started something that had now taken such an unexpected turn.’
- ‘Of course, there are always the regular clients who go for an unsaid but symbolic good morning greetings with bunches of fresh flowers.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Grice's cooperative maxims are the unsaid norms.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘This unsaid part was no less effectively conveyed to and assimilated by the targeted electorate.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Moreover, he has the extraordinary capacity of evoking the unsaid through gestures, powerful background music and long close-shots.’
- ‘Alan understood her unsaid suggestion, and was eager to comply.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘What is generally left unsaid is what influence this will have on intelligence work in Iraq, and elsewhere, in pursuit of terrorists.’
- ‘It is hard being a parent today because there are real laws, and unsaid rules.’
- ‘Ashbery's lines are often pure poetry, shimmering with unsaid meanings even in their dependence upon the easy phrases of ordinary speech.’
- ‘If Hoge has something to say about the way social institutions respond to teen violence, he's left it completely unsaid in his film.’
- ‘The unsaid theme underlying all this is that sexual or gender identity can be influenced or ‘recruited.’’
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