Definition of unaddressed in US English:



  • 1Not considered or dealt with.

    ‘wider questions remain unaddressed’
    • ‘What's more, as he expends his seemingly limitless political capital on state finances, other looming issues are going largely unaddressed.’
    • ‘These are vital issues too often left unaddressed by radical feminists.’
    • ‘After the talks in Baghdad, Mr Blix said this issue remained unaddressed.’
    • ‘After years of spiritual practice, Jack Kornfield found he had emotional and relationship issues still unaddressed.’
    • ‘Kenny is now 18 but the housing issues have remained unaddressed for a number of years.’
    • ‘Some people are clearly angry enough about the low Health Plan offer and the issues that have gone unaddressed.’
    • ‘When we fail to do that as a group and leave some portion of those issues unaddressed, then we end up with the government stepping in to do for us what we ought to have done much better for ourselves.’
    • ‘At the same time, both projects stop short, leaving many issues unaddressed and questions unanswered.’
    • ‘The pursuit of this goal - defined mostly in military terms that leave economic and human security issues unaddressed - is fraught with difficulties.’
    • ‘In its statement yesterday, CBS left a few issues unaddressed.’
    • ‘Needless to say, the issue remained unaddressed during the two-day summit.’
    • ‘The blocking issue, which has far deeper implications than people imagine is clearly a major issue that, if unaddressed, can be an even more significant danger.’
    • ‘But he leaves unaddressed the issue of health care and the fact that 43 million Americans do not have health care insurance.’
    • ‘Sowell is right, but he leaves one important issue unaddressed.’
    • ‘This discontent could mount were this issue to remain unaddressed.’
    • ‘But the issue he raised was unaddressed and remains important.’
    • ‘A spokeswoman for Mr Martin said he was anxious that several unaddressed issues about terms and conditions be resolved.’
    • ‘This company also works to tackle the mystery of how money managers actually manage money - an issue that often goes unaddressed, to the frustration of many investors.’
    • ‘Nonetheless, the issue remains largely unaddressed in Mexico.’
    • ‘While the Church feels satisfied with the new position that the Kimball article presented, many issues were left unaddressed.’
  • 2(of a letter or other item sent in the mail) having no address written or printed on it.

    • ‘Fed up of the amount of junkmail we were not reading and simply throwing away into the paperbank, we simply put a note on the door, asking for no more unaddressed mail and advertising to be delivered.’
    • ‘Backer also describes the impact of publications or evaluations that are not ‘user friendly’ and calls for an examination of unaddressed dissemination opportunities.’
    • ‘The average household will discard 3/4 tonne of paper each year, and 1/4 of this is unaddressed advertised mail.’
    • ‘Written on plain parchment, unaddressed, with a plain seal, there was nothing to say what it was.’
    • ‘Unaddressed mail is growing in popularity.’
    • ‘We do not like to spend our time sifting through piles of unwanted and unaddressed mail.’
    • ‘‘At the moment, companies are doing a lot of hand-delivered, unaddressed mail,’ the organisation said.’
    • ‘Kohut said people can notify Canada Post if they do not wish to receive unaddressed mail.’
    • ‘But you can do something about unaddressed junk mail.’