un·​an·​swered | \ ˌən-ˈan(t)-sərd How to pronounce unanswered (audio) \

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

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The show is rumored to be able to answer some unanswered questions from the PLL finale and bring loyal PLL fans a new show to obsess over. Marilyn La Jeunesse, Teen Vogue, "Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2019," 27 Dec. 2018 Calls to the companies went unanswered late Tuesday. Nataliya Vasilyeva, The Seattle Times, "Russian activists raise alarm about captured whales," 5 Feb. 2019 Granted, the show set up some serious unanswered questions. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "'Killing Eve' Season Two Finally Has a Release Date. Here's Everything We Know.," 5 Jan. 2019 Or Eisenhower rallying from a 3-2 deficit in the fifth inning to plate eight unanswered runs. Curt Hogg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "With grand slams, comebacks and a walk-off trick play, Woodland baseball doesn't disappoint," 5 July 2018 After trailing the Marlins 9-0 in the fourth inning, the Nationals rallied for six unanswered runs before Turner came up with the bases loaded in the sixth. Jenna West, SI.com, "Watch: Trea Turner Caps Nine-Run Comeback With Go-Ahead Grand Slam," 5 July 2018 The Cubs came-from-behind to win the game with five unanswered runs. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers can't hold on, lose to Chicago Cubs 5-3," 3 July 2018 The Astros responded on offense with four unanswered runs. Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle, "Alex Bregman delivers another walkoff win for Astros," 27 June 2018 Down 4-0 after two innings, the Middies (10-10) rallied to score six unanswered runs in a comeback victory over Saugus. Nate Weitzer, BostonGlobe.com, "Teddy Darcey looms large in net for Wellesley boys’ lacrosse," 27 May 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of unanswered

: without a reply : not answered
US, sports : scored during a time when an opponent fails to score

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