un·​ad·​dressed ˌən-ə-ˈdrest How to pronounce unaddressed (audio)
: not addressed: such as
: not bearing a mailing address
an unaddressed envelope/package
: 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 Tax cuts and new spending initiatives coupled with multiple economic shocks have swelled budget deficits, Fitch said, while medium-term challenges related to rising entitlement costs remain largely unaddressed. Benjamin Purvis, Fortune, 1 Aug. 2023 These included a prohibition on racist or discriminatory talk and a ban on taking photographs, but the issue of gender was left unaddressed. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 12 June 2023 But the underlying loneliness–what was ultimately driving so many of her more severe episodes–went largely unaddressed. Cindy Jordan, Fortune, 26 May 2023 For residents, the stakes are clear: If those issues remain unaddressed, Javaris’s school might never have reliable running water. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Lawrence Jones stands on his front porch in December. Joshua Lott, Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2023 Left unaddressed, the WEF says that short and long-term risks could combine to create a collective crisis world leaders may not be prepared for. Bytristan Bove, Fortune, 11 Jan. 2023 This question goes unaddressed, though the finale hints at an answer. Thomas Floyd, Washington Post, 12 Dec. 2022 Five years after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico and exposed the funding problems the Caribbean island has long faced, philanthropists warn that many of those issues remain unaddressed, just like the repairs still needed for the American territory’s physical infrastructure. Glenn Gamboa, ajc, 14 Sep. 2022 The election is almost certain to be swept by the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), a military proxy that was trounced by the NLD in the 2015 election and in a 2020 vote that the generals eventually voided, citing unaddressed irregularities. Reuters, CNN, 28 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unaddressed was circa 1775

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“Unaddressed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaddressed. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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