un·​de·​clared | \ ˌən-di-ˈklerd How to pronounce undeclared (audio) \

Definition of undeclared

: not announced or openly acknowledged : not stated or decided in an official way : not declared an undeclared war an undeclared presidential candidate a student with an undeclared major

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Recent Examples on the Web Concord: Registered Democrats now outnumber Republicans in the state, though even more remain undeclared, or independent. USA TODAY, "Mormon crickets, luchador grackle, buried treasure: News from around our 50 states," 3 Mar. 2020 An Erlanger company has issued a recall for more than 120,000 pounds of pork bacon and ready-to-eat turkey products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Jennie Key, Cincinnati.com, "Erlanger firm recalls bacon and turkey products for allergen issues," 30 Nov. 2019 The network's primetime lineup is entirely undeclared, though Erin Burnett, Anderson Cooper and Chris Cuomo have all previously been registered as Democrats. Jeremy Barr, The Hollywood Reporter, "Democrat, Republican or Neither? How Cable News Talent Has Registered to Vote," 7 Aug. 2019 Officials also seized seeds in his money belt and an undeclared eggplant. Fox News, "The 9 craziest things seized by Customs and Border Protection," 15 Feb. 2020 The USS Constitution was first used in battle during the Quasi-War, an undeclared war between the United States and France in the late 1700s, and again in the War of 1812. BostonGlobe.com, "The USS Constitution is marking a decade as America’s Ship of State Monday, 10 years after the US Congress passed legislation to officially designate the beloved and historic vessel as a location for government officials to conduct matters of state, officials said.," 29 Oct. 2019 Arduin has had little or no contact with some leaders in the Alaska Legislature, including House Speaker Bryce Edgmon of Dillingham, who changed his party affiliation from Democrat to undeclared this year. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "As Alaska’s budget uproar rolls on, a top Dunleavy adviser has seen it before," 24 July 2019 Instead, the inciting incidents are all common or garden-variety romantic mishaps — infidelity, unplanned pregnancies, feelings undeclared lest they're not requited. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Sylvie's Love': Film Review | Sundance 2020," 28 Jan. 2020 Since then, more than 100,000 Americans have died in undeclared wars around the world. James A. Baker Iii, WSJ, "Repeal and Replace the War Powers Resolution," 20 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of undeclared

1526, in the meaning defined above

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16 Mar 2020

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“Undeclared.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undeclared. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of undeclared

: not stated or decided in an official way : not declared


un·​de·​clared | \ ˌən-di-ˈklerd \

Kids Definition of undeclared

: not made known : not declared an undeclared war

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