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 If left unaddressed in concrete ways, the fear of violence will persuade minorities to abandon their ancestral homelands for good. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Commentary: The pope’s Iraq visit will make headlines. Can it make life better for religious minorities?," 26 Feb. 2021 Opponents of student loan cancellation say that one-time student loan forgiveness is a band-aid on a much larger, unaddressed problem: the growing cost of a college education. Zack Friedman, Forbes, "Why Student Loans Should Not Get Cancelled," 24 Feb. 2021 The government has focused its attention on removing the cladding from other high-rises, but many residential buildings have a host of other fire hazards still unaddressed. Megan Specia, New York Times, "Disabled Apartment Owners Fear Fire Traps in Aftermath of Grenfell Disaster," 24 Feb. 2021 The presence of Beats and Lumpkin, and their declaration to support Black artists, presents a somewhat promising approach, but the glaring and burgeoning tensions that exist in the unregulated art market go unaddressed in the documentary. Taylor Renee Aldridge, Harper's BAZAAR, ""Art is a Way to Exert Power": On HBO's "Black Art: In the Absence of Light"," 23 Feb. 2021 Hispanic and Latino students are disciplined and receive more severe discipline at double the rate of their white peers, the suit states, but community members’ complaints about bias have gone unaddressed. Stephanie Ebbert, BostonGlobe.com, "Worcester voters, activists sue school committee over Voting Rights Act," 8 Feb. 2021 Yet Russia has one of the largest gender imbalances in the world, with 11 million more women than men in the population because of a high male mortality rate, leaving many issues important to women unaddressed. New York Times, "With Her Husband in Prison, Will Yulia Navalnaya Take the Lead?," 4 Feb. 2021 And there’s no strategic upside to leaving the filibuster unaddressed. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "Murder the Filibuster and Never Look Back," 19 Jan. 2021 Other West Linn police officers had raised concerns about Reeves, Timeus and other officers in the department years earlier that went unaddressed, according to documents released in February. oregonlive, "West Linn’s insurer failed city in defense of Michael Fesser’s wrongful arrest suit, outside consultants said," 22 Dec. 2020

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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 6 Mar. 2021.

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