Definition of unread
1 : not read : left unexamined
2 : lacking the experience or the benefits of reading unread in political science
Examples of unread in a Sentence
On her desk was a pile of magazines that had been left unread for months.
an officer who seemed to be completely unread in military theory
Recent Examples of unread from the Web
Between the 24-hour news cycle and the rising levels of unread emails in your inbox, finding a moment of Zen has become something of a survival tactic.
Number of contacts in your phone 1,450 Number of unread emails 11,810 First app checked in the morning and last before bedtime Instagram, day and night.
Despite making a concerted effort throughout the day to keep up with his correspondence, his unread emails and text messages had grown to nearly 400.
For instance, in the older version tapping a folder full of unread items took you straight to a list view, but now there’s an intermediate step that lists all the feeds in that folder.
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Definition of unread for English Language Learners
: not read
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