unexplained

adjective
un·ex·plained | \ ˌən-ik-ˈsplānd \

Definition of unexplained 

: not explained or accounted for an unexplained error an unexplained delay

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Child has unusual, unexplained or out of the ordinary tattoos. Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Youth sex trafficking is a bigger problem in Wisconsin than you might think. Here's what parents need to know.," 29 June 2018 The unexplained incident sank the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, which had only restored diplomatic relations in 2015 after more than half a century. Jessica Meyers, latimes.com, "Injury U.S. consulate worker in China suffered after odd sounds is similar to Cuba case, Pompeo says," 23 May 2018 In addition to bleeding, the drugs can cause unexplained bruising and possible death. Jennifer Walter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Health Department warning: Severe bleeding linked to synthetic cannabis, cases rising," 25 June 2018 Nexus was, and still is, an Australian magazine focused on the unexplained, conspiracy theories, alternative medicine and the like. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Government Accidentally Releases Documents on "Psycho-Electric" Weapons," 19 Apr. 2018 The images bouncing around his brain are initially unexplained. Gary Thompson, Philly.com, "'Ant-Man and The Wasp': Lacks sting of original," 4 July 2018 Kerimov survived serious injuries, and the case brought attention to the ways sometimes unexplained Russian wealth made its way into Western financial institutions. Nathan Hodge, CNN, "The Russia sanctions list: Who's on the new US blacklist," 6 Apr. 2018 How coordinated were unexplained oddities, like the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Russians, and the Russian government efforts by the IRA, GRU, and FSB? Garrett M. Graff, WIRED, "Indicting 12 Russian Hackers Could Be Mueller's Biggest Move Yet," 13 July 2018 Fleet acknowledged in an exclusive interview with the Free Press that the unexpected resignation of Luo, a longtime metro Detroit auto supplier executive who left for unexplained personal reasons, was a setback. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Amy Marentic leaves Lincoln China to market Ford's driverless vehicles," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of unexplained

1721, in the meaning defined above

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