un·ad·dressed | \ˌən-ə-ˈdrest, -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

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Left unaddressed is the bulk of the bill itself, which is not only the country’s most important food and agriculture bill, but has increasingly become a battleground for the social safety net, health care, and the environment. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "The Farm Bill Is Everything That’s Wrong With Congress," 18 May 2018 The program is, however, facing a serious shortfall that, if left unaddressed, could slash benefits by up to 23% as early as 2034. Maurie Backman, USA TODAY, "Retirement concerns: Health care costs, Social Security have Baby Boomers worried most," 26 Apr. 2018 Kahn said the topics of suicide and mental health cannot go into the summer unaddressed and that some kind of dialogue needs to occur in order to provide closure to students who were affected by the apparent suicide. Anthony Clark Carpio, latimes.com, "Mental health forum to be held at Burbank Adult School," 23 May 2018 But in the absence of the full 180-page report – which officials have said must be carefully reviewed and redacted before it is publicly released – many other questions and concerns are unaddressed. Alex Horton, Washington Post, "The Pentagon answered some questions about the Niger ambush. Many more remain.," 11 May 2018 But all signs suggests that the president’s plan will leave the biggest obstacle to mounting a comprehensive response to our public health emergency unaddressed: the GOP’s sociopathic fiscal priorities. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "As Opioid Crisis Deepens, States Leave Nearly $400 Million in Relief Funds Unspent," 19 Mar. 2018 While the Socratic view paints these treatments as crutches that leave the basic problem unaddressed, the divided mind view shows this to be wrongheaded. Brendan De Kenessey, Vox, "People are dying because we misunderstand how those with addiction think," 16 Mar. 2018 When faults in the gun sales background reporting system were illustrated by, yet unaddressed after, the church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas? Rick Hampson, USA TODAY, "Gun control momentum 'didn't happen out of the blue': Why Parkland's different," 7 Mar. 2018 Endless pursuit of tax cuts to appeal to donors and party elites, while leaving our school and universities underfunded and the problem of deteriorating road and bridges unaddressed, leaves Missouri families frustrated. kansascity, "Jean Paul Bradshaw," 30 June 2018

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circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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