unresolved

adjective
un·re·solved | \ ˌən-ri-ˈzälvd , -ˈzȯlvd also -ˈzävd or -ˈzȯvd \

Definition of unresolved 

: not settled, solved, or brought to resolution : not resolved an unresolved issue a question that was left unresolved

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Synonyms & Antonyms for unresolved

Synonyms

open, pending, undecided, undetermined, unsettled

Antonyms

decided, determined, resolved, settled

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Examples of unresolved in a Sentence

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The issue effectively remains unresolved, deputy city manager Erik Walsh said. Jasper Scherer, San Antonio Express-News, "Tour of new intake center renews rift between officials," 11 July 2018 The story the museum tells stirs emotions but leaves them unresolved. Holland Cotter, New York Times, "50 Years After Dr. King’s Death, New Lessons for Today," 28 Mar. 2018 Chris Paul, Paul George and DeMarcus Cousins have also agreed to deals, but one superstar's status this summer is still unresolved. Scooby Axson, SI.com, "NBA Free Agency Rumors: Marcus Smart Meets With Four Teams; OKC Preparing Carmelo Deal," 11 July 2018 Other analysts said that trading leniency on ZTE for China’s agreement to buy more U.S. products would leave major issues unresolved. Damian Paletta, BostonGlobe.com, "France’s Macron threatens rare rebuke of US at G7, Trump fires back," 8 June 2018 As South Korean President Moon Jae-in has sought to play the matchmaker between Trump and Kim in hopes of easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Abe has been concerned about an outcome that could leave Japan’s security interests unresolved. David Nakamura, The Seattle Times, "Trump to meet with Japanese prime minister ahead of potential North Korea summit," 28 May 2018 The issue was left unresolved, according to two Republicans who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe private talks. Alan Fram, The Christian Science Monitor, "Allowing path to citizenship for Dreamers proves divisive within GOP," 24 May 2018 The new series does, thankfully, leave the mystery unresolved. Rachel Syme, The New Republic, "Picnic at Hanging Rock," 22 May 2018 The two sides couldn’t clear up those points of contention, however, and a few weeks later Smith sent Democrats an altered version that addressed some issues and left many others still unresolved. Jeffrey Mervis, Science | AAAS, "House science panel feuds over NASA earth science programs," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of unresolved

1565, in the meaning defined above

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unresolved

adjective
un·re·solved | \ -ri-ˈzälvd, -ˈzȯlvd \

Medical Definition of unresolved 

: not resolved : not having undergone resolution unresolved pneumonia

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