Definition of unanswered in US English:



  • Not answered or responded to.

    ‘unanswered letters’
    • ‘Of citizenship and democracy, I have several unanswered questions going through my head.’
    • ‘Alas, nearly every question that I raised in my last letter remain unanswered.’
    • ‘This film, however, attempts to answer the unanswered questions and goes back to the time leading up to the first death.’
    • ‘He said he was still left with unanswered questions - some procedural matters were unclear.’
    • ‘There have always been many unanswered questions about the assassination of Martin Luther King.’
    • ‘It usually gets me an answer where a letter from a foreigner most often is ignored and unanswered.’
    • ‘The main unanswered question is: for whom are these reports written?’
    • ‘In literary terms it leaves us with many unanswered questions.’
    • ‘For those who have read this far, here are the answers to the unanswered questions in this article.’
    • ‘The obvious question that remains unanswered is why these judges chose to adopt this extremist position.’
    • ‘This tape might just have some of the answers to some of our deepest unanswered questions.’
    • ‘Attempts to contact the company proved fruitless, with phone calls and letters going unanswered.’
    • ‘A thousand questions about fanaticism will go for ever unanswered.’
    • ‘Nonetheless, many questions remain unanswered, and a number of issues still need to be resolved.’
    • ‘It should have ended a bit more quirky, unresolved, as so much of life remains unresolved or unanswered.’
    • ‘Maybe you were overwhelmed by advice, as my letters went unanswered.’
    • ‘is recalling the questions of the problems in our surroundings that remain unanswered.’
    • ‘Will the grieving ever stop with so many questions remaining unanswered?’
    • ‘My second point is that the specific questions and concerns I have raised with you continue to go unanswered.’
    • ‘Tewodros wrote to Queen Victoria in 1862, but his letter was left unanswered.’
    unresolved, undecided, to be decided, unsettled, undetermined, pending, open, open to debate, open to question, up in the air, in doubt, doubtful, disputed
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