unconfessed

adjective
un·​con·​fessed | \ ˌən-kən-ˈfest How to pronounce unconfessed (audio) \

Definition of unconfessed

1 : not avowed, acknowledged, or confessed The society is heavy with unconfessed sins …— G. K. Chesterton unconfessed desires
2 : not having confessed For his crime his life is forfeited by the law … but it were peril to my own soul to let him die unconfessed and unabsolved.— Mark Twain

Examples of unconfessed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Could infamous Milwaukee serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer have committed one more unconfessed mutilation murder? Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Jan. 2022

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First Known Use of unconfessed

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unconfessed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconfessed. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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