Definition of unsolved in English:



  • Not solved.

    ‘an unsolved mystery’
    • ‘Over the same period, Strathclyde had 47 detected crimes and 38 unsolved crimes.’
    • ‘The mountain of unsolved cases would also be largely consigned to history and give so many traumatised people the peace of mind they crave.’
    • ‘And the civil liberties issues highlighted by the information commissioner this week remain unsolved.’
    • ‘The largest unsolved problem for the policy-makers, however, is what to do about financial institutions.’
    • ‘Her death came in the midst of a series of unsolved disappearances and killings in the Auxerre region over the past three decades.’
    • ‘Many believed that the smooch was contrived for the camera but the identities of the sailor and the nurse have remained an unsolved mystery.’
    • ‘With medicine you always start with an unsolved medical problem.’
    • ‘There are some unsolved mysteries and unusual happenings in this case.’
    • ‘It is an unsolved riddle which has inspired explorers and writers for nearly 80 years.’
    • ‘Discomfort is the major unsolved problem with protective clothing.’
    • ‘But even with modern software tools, a number of unsolved geometric problems remain.’
    • ‘With a population of just over 100,000, it has had 20 unsolved murders in the past 30 years.’
    • ‘Police are still trying to trace mobile phones which they believe hold the key to two unsolved murder investigations in the city.’
    • ‘But when it comes to London's transport system a number of mysteries remain unsolved.’
    • ‘Though two companies are assisting us on this, the problem remains unsolved.’
    • ‘It is the third arrest as part of a police operation using new DNA technology to reinvestigate unsolved sexual assaults.’
    • ‘A self-confessed optimist, he says that having unsolved problems is what makes life interesting.’
    • ‘Only a few nomadic tribesmen with their herds of reindeer were witnesses to a mystery that goes unsolved to this day.’
    • ‘The mystery remains unsolved, essentially, and it is up to the reader to decide which voice he or she wants to listen to.’
    • ‘The unsolved murder became a cause célèbre in Northern Ireland.’
    undecided, to be decided, unresolved, undetermined, uncertain, open, arguable, debatable, disputed, unanswered, open to debate, doubtful, in doubt, moot, up in the air, in limbo, in a state of limbo, in a state of uncertainty, indefinite, inconclusive, unconfirmed, ongoing, pending
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