unarticulated

adjective
un·​ar·​tic·​u·​lat·​ed | \ ˌən-är-ˈti-kyə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce unarticulated (audio) \

Definition of unarticulated

: not articulated especially : not carefully reasoned or analyzed

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Recent Examples on the Web Money is an unarticulated through-line in Body Parts. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 June 2022 The Midwestern white boy is struck by a Mexican woman, Carmen (Teresa Ruiz), whose Catholicism syncs with Stu’s hidden, unarticulated morality. Armond White, National Review, 20 Apr. 2022 When these unarticulated moments build up into arguments, Lea comes off as foolish and unreasonable. Cressida Leyshon, The New Yorker, 24 Jan. 2022 But for Ada, her parents’ silence about their past has created an unarticulated darkness that prompts her, early in the novel, to have a public emotional outburst. Claire Messud, Harper's Magazine, 26 Oct. 2021 Anolik sees the influence of Evelyn Waugh as unlocking some hitherto unarticulated aspect of Donna Tartt’s art. Jo Livingstone, The New Republic, 22 Oct. 2021 But it also is bound up in some of the worst aspects of our national character: paranoia, our unarticulated antinomianism, our taste for political and religious extremism, and our horrifying addiction to violence. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, 31 May 2021 One unarticulated ingredient of chemistry, perhaps, is complicity. Amanda Hess, New York Times, 23 Dec. 2019 The unarticulated assumption is that the enemy is still Russia. The Economist, 5 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of unarticulated

circa 1700, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unarticulated was circa 1700

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23 Jun 2022

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“Unarticulated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unarticulated. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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