un·​ex·​pressed | \ ˌən-ik-ˈsprest How to pronounce unexpressed (audio) \

Definition of unexpressed

: not expressed an unexpressed gene especially : not uttered in words : unspoken unexpressed feelings/emotions an unexpressed wish/desire an unexpressed policy

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Synonyms & Antonyms for unexpressed


implicit, implied, tacit, unspoken, unvoiced, wordless


explicit, express, expressed, spoken, stated, voiced

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The great tradition of modern fiction—running from James Joyce and Virginia Woolf to Alice Munro and Karl Ove Knausgård—is for the writer to mine their own experience for narrative, finding hitherto unexpressed truths by hewing close to actuality. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Philip Roth, the Mandarin Joker," 23 May 2018 As such, many tenured professors, who have secured long-term employment in part through careful navigation of turbulent waters, continue to moderate their positions or leave them unexpressed. Oliver Bateman, The Atlantic, "The Young Academic's Twitter Conundrum," 10 May 2017 The fans have noticed every nuance, enjoyed the flirtation, the awkward moments, the expressed (and unexpressed) affection. Nick Santora And Nicholas Wootton, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Scorpion' Creators Explain the Balancing Act of 'Will They or Won't They' (Guest Column)," 1 May 2017

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First Known Use of unexpressed

1561, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unexpressed was in 1561

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