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 One unit that went unaddressed: the offensive line. Tony Garcia, Detroit Free Press, 27 May 2022 Residents’ complaints of dangerous housing conditions went unaddressed, and landlords were given a pass for life-threatening issues at all steps of the code enforcement process, reporters found. Cecilia Reyes, Chicago Tribune, 9 May 2022 Edge rusher was one of the few areas that went unaddressed in the team's spending spree, and setting the tone with a formidable running mate for Josh Allen, one of the team's few building blocks, should be a priority. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, 5 Apr. 2022 Beyond those who have already quit their jobs, many more are at risk of leaving the workforce in the coming years if caregiving needs go unaddressed. Abha Bhattarai, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Apr. 2022 That phenomenon goes unaddressed for most of the film, until the aggressively bizarre last scenes. David Sims, The Atlantic, 25 May 2022 The tantalizing central question her book prompts—whether or not the economics revolution in governance has been for the greater good—goes unaddressed. Idrees Kahloon, The New Yorker, 16 May 2022 But Rogers believes Francesca’s absence is best explained by a trip abroad, even a spur-of-the-moment one that goes unaddressed by her family. ELLE, 14 Apr. 2022 If left unaddressed, the stakes could be high in certain cases. Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN, 15 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unaddressed

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unaddressed was circa 1775

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18 Jun 2022

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“Unaddressed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaddressed. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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