un·​ad·​dressed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈdrest How to pronounce unaddressed (audio) , -a- \

Definition of unaddressed

: not addressed: such as
a : not bearing a mailing address an unaddressed envelope/package
b : not brought up for discussion or consideration an unaddressed problem an issue that has gone unaddressed for too long

Examples of unaddressed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since then, food and package delivery has also flourished, creating more demand for plastic packaging that was left unaddressed by the 2008 rules. Stephanie Yang, WSJ, "The Last Straw? China Tries to Trash Single-Use Plastic," 21 Jan. 2020 The longer-term issues about intellectual property protection and access to Chinese markets remain unaddressed, likely until after the 2020 election. David Meyer, Fortune, "An Early Christmas for U.S. Farmers," 13 Dec. 2019 In the aftermath of the report, which identified numerous problems with the death penalty in Illinois, Gov. George Ryan declared a statewide moratorium on executions, but nationally, the harms of jailhouse informants went unaddressed. Pamela Colloff, ProPublica, "He’s a Liar, a Con Artist and a Snitch. His Testimony Could Soon Send a Man to His Death.," 4 Dec. 2019 Bria Shea, an analysis director with Xcel, said the comments specific to the company’s natural gas plans would not go unaddressed. Matthew Guerry, Twin Cities, "At St. Paul forum, environmental group says it wants Xcel to move faster on carbon emissions," 29 Oct. 2019 But these pleas may go unaddressed if the government convincingly argues that there really is no case during the upcoming hearing. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Apple and US businesses earning “trillions annually” urge SCOTUS to protect Dreamers," 20 Oct. 2019 Right now, Mary says her priority is re-parenting the little girl deep down inside, who experienced so much trauma that went unaddressed. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Mary J. Blige Reflects On Giving Ex-Husband Undeserved Credit: 'I Wanted A Savior'," 7 Oct. 2019 Looking at only one aspect will still allow the main issue to go unaddressed. BostonGlobe.com, "We were concerned that Sharon was domineering, but Catherine professed to be happy. Five years later, Catherine has opened up to us about how controlling and manipulative Sharon is. She describes their relationship as emotionally abusive, non-supportive, and undermining.," 3 Oct. 2019 Looking at only one aspect will still allow the main issue to go unaddressed. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Parents fret about daughter’s abusive relationship," 3 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of unaddressed

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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“Unaddressed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaddressed. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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