unresolved

adjective
un·​re·​solved | \ ˌən-ri-ˈzälvd How to pronounce unresolved (audio) , -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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Recent Examples on the Web But that still leaves unresolved issues in the north and east: genuine devolution; justice for war crimes; and deep social and economic scars from the war. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "A Sri Lankan author remembers the easy, “mixed fruit” society before the civil war tore it apart," 22 Nov. 2019 Four drugmakers reached deals only with the two Ohio counties — enough to get them out of the first trial, but leaving unresolved the claims from communities across the country. BostonGlobe.com, "CLEVELAND (AP) — The nation’s three dominant drug distributors and a big drugmaker have reached a $260 million deal to settle a lawsuit related to the opioid crisis just as the first federal trial over the crisis was due to begin Monday.," 22 Oct. 2019 Four drugmakers reached deals only with the two Ohio counties — enough to get them out of the first trial, but leaving unresolved the claims from communities across the country. CBS News, "Tentative opioid settlement reached in Ohio with drug companies," 21 Oct. 2019 Four drugmakers reached deals only with the two Ohio counties — enough to get them out of the first trial, but leaving unresolved the claims from communities across the country. Author: Julie Carr Smyth, Geoff Mulvihill, Anchorage Daily News, "Companies reach tentative deal with governments to settle opioids lawsuit," 21 Oct. 2019 The partially redacted emails show the issue is far broader than was indicated during a recent court hearing in which 12 cases were tossed by a judge for having been left unresolved for a year. Kevin Rector, Washington Post, "76 Baltimore Police misconduct cases have been allowed to expire since 2016," 25 July 2019 The partially redacted emails show the issue is far broader than was indicated during a recent court hearing in which 12 cases were tossed by a judge for having been left unresolved for a year. Kevin Rector, baltimoresun.com, "76 Baltimore Police misconduct cases have been allowed to expire since 2016," 25 July 2019 Some of Jackson’s criticism is well-placed, but the death of AB 289 leaves a serious problem unresolved. Dan Walters, The Mercury News, "Walters: California agencies often stall on public records access," 8 July 2019 The reviewers checked on progress made by the Department of Human Services in the year since an extensive audit revealed widespread dysfunction that had been left unresolved for years. oregonlive.com, "Flaws in Oregon’s child welfare system still place children at risk, review finds," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of unresolved

1565, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unresolved was in 1565

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1 Dec 2019

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“Unresolved.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unresolved. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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unresolved

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How to pronounce unresolved (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of unresolved

: still needing an answer, a solution, or an ending

unresolved

adjective
un·​re·​solved | \ -ri-ˈzälvd, -ˈzȯlvd How to pronounce unresolved (audio) \

Medical Definition of unresolved

: not resolved : not having undergone resolution unresolved pneumonia

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