unaddressed

adjective
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

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But the bill also calls for legislators to acknowledge the historical impact and lasting harms of lynchings, which often went unaddressed by local and state law enforcement. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "By passing the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act this week, the Senate acknowledged its role in decades of racial terrorism.," 21 Dec. 2018 Unless familiar with the signs, colorist insults or discrimination can often go undetected and unaddressed by non-black women. Amira Rasool, Teen Vogue, "Khloe Kardashian's Daughter True Thompson Is Already Enduring Colorism as an Infant," 19 Sep. 2018 The unrest fizzled after a security crackdown in January, but with many of the economic pressures unaddressed, occasional protests still erupt. Asa Fitch, WSJ, "Iran Moves to Shelter Millions as U.S. Sanctions Bite," 25 Oct. 2018 But there is reason to believe that some of the causes of the 2008 meltdown remain unaddressed. Emily Stewart, Vox, "How close are we to another financial crisis? 8 experts weigh in.," 18 Sep. 2018 Many students also have health issues that remain unaddressed for years but that impede their academic progress. Patricia Mcguire, Washington Post, "After the scandals, what happens to public school students in college?," 1 Mar. 2018 USA Gymnastics has been ordered to cooperate with an independent investigation commissioned by the USOC to determine when complaints were first brought against Nassar and why his actions went undetected or unaddressed over the course of decades. David Wharton, latimes.com, "USA Gymnastics board ordered to resign, Michigan State AD quits, in wake of sex abuse scandal," 26 Jan. 2018 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

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circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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