Definition of unanswered
1 : not answered unanswered letters
2 : scored in succession during a period in which an opponent fails to score scored 20 unanswered points in the last quarter
Recent Examples of unanswered from the Web
This team began 3-3 with questions unanswered about the starting lineup and how the rest of the pitching would line up behind Kole Ramage.
But many questions remain unanswered about exactly what happened when police shot two people sitting inside a car multiple times.
Last year, the Tigers scored 21 unanswered points in erasing a 17-point halftime deficit during a 28-24 victory in Barry Odom’s debut season.
A text message from the deputy asking for the phone’s return went unanswered, prompting the FaceTime call.
Southeastern Louisiana (36-20) cut into the deficit with a solo homer in the third, but three unanswered runs by UNO extended the advantage to 5-1.
The GAO said too many unanswered questions remained about the new vessel’s cost and capabilities.
But all that silence leaves a lot of unanswered questions, questions that deserve good answers!
Questions that remain unanswered include whether the museum is looking into the accuracy of Ms. Colón’s assertions and whether the incoming director, Mr. Charpenel, was involved in the decision to fire her.
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First Known Use of unanswered
UNANSWERED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unanswered for English Language Learners
: without a reply : not answered
sports : scored during a time when an opponent fails to score
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