unconfessed

adjective

un·​con·​fessed ˌən-kən-ˈfest How to pronounce unconfessed (audio)
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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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unconfessed was in the 15th century

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“Unconfessed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconfessed. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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