un·​ar·​tic·​u·​lat·​ed ˌən-är-ˈti-kyə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce unarticulated (audio)
: not articulated
especially : not carefully reasoned or analyzed

Examples of unarticulated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That unarticulated but ever-present performative slant colors all of Wiseman’s films, presenting a tension with the director’s unobtrusive and very unhurried style of shooting. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 22 Nov. 2023 Some of them promise to provide what contemporary fiction can do so well: bracing, arresting stories that distill something previously unseen or unarticulated about modern culture. Vulture, 28 Aug. 2023 Reeve’s Superman was one of my first unarticulated crushes. Jay Michaelson, Rolling Stone, 28 June 2023 Like a churchgoer, the Disney visitor is meant to believe, but only within rigid yet unarticulated parameters. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 12 June 2023 Remarkably, what feels right has everything to do with what would look right to others—with her sensitivity, however unarticulated, to how others would respond to her. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 6 June 2023 So the Miu Miu show identified some previously unarticulated reality about our lives, and revealed it to us. Rachel Tashjian, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 Mar. 2023 Alternatives to war have remained unarticulated. Jackson Lears, The New York Review of Books, 6 Apr. 2022 There’s a collective need now to stretch, to get out, and the designer who brought movement to the couture was André Courrèges, whose spirit seemed animate this season in the predominance of white, and in an unarticulated but implied sort of futurism. Vogue, 28 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1700, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unarticulated was circa 1700

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“Unarticulated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unarticulated. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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