un·​an·​swered ˌən-ˈan(t)-sərd How to pronounce unanswered (audio)
: not answered
unanswered letters
: scored in succession during a period in which an opponent fails to score
scored 20 unanswered points in the last quarter

Examples of unanswered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An agreement has not been finalized and many questions remain unanswered. Ralph D. Russo, Fortune, 7 May 2024 Researchers now have a clear picture of the womens’ relationship, but there are still many unanswered questions regarding the circumstances of their death and the social practices of their burial. Irene Wright, Miami Herald, 3 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for unanswered 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unanswered was in the 14th century

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“Unanswered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unanswered. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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