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

Examples of unarticulated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The unarticulated assumption is that the enemy is still Russia. The Economist, "NATO marks its 70th anniversary in typically chaotic fashion," 5 Dec. 2019 The unarticulated assumption is that the enemy is still Russia. The Economist, "NATO marks its 70th anniversary in typically chaotic fashion," 5 Dec. 2019 The unarticulated assumption is that the enemy is still Russia. The Economist, "NATO marks its 70th anniversary in typically chaotic fashion," 5 Dec. 2019 The unarticulated assumption is that the enemy is still Russia. The Economist, "Emmanuel Macron in his own words (English)," 7 Nov. 2019 But there’s still another challenge in science education that is less often recognized: Students often enter a course with their own unarticulated ideas about how the world works. Wired, "Wrong Answer, Class. Excellent Work!," 15 Oct. 2019 Although TikTok’s algorithm likely relies in part, as other systems do, on user history and video-engagement patterns, the app seems remarkably attuned to a person’s unarticulated interests. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, "How TikTok Holds Our Attention," 23 Sep. 2019 And suddenly all of those previously unarticulated emotions, and their attending accusations, start to fly. New York Times, "Jim Parsons Takes a Break From Sheldon to Play Dad," 25 May 2018 But both men are far more wounded by an unarticulated guilt for their fallen fellow X-Men, and a melancholy for the wreckage of old utopian hopes. Jonathan L. Fischer, Slate Magazine, "Hugh Jackman’s final film as Wolverine is Unforgiven with claws.," 28 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of unarticulated

circa 1700, in the meaning defined above

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10 Dec 2019

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“Unarticulated.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unarticulated. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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