un·​re·​solved ˌən-ri-ˈzälvd How to pronounce unresolved (audio)
 also  -ˈzävd,
 or  -ˈzȯvd
: not settled, solved, or brought to resolution : not resolved
an unresolved issue
a question that was left unresolved

Examples of unresolved in a Sentence

we have to deal with several unresolved issues
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Word History

First Known Use

1565, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unresolved was in 1565

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“Unresolved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unresolved. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


un·​re·​solved -ri-ˈzälvd, -ˈzȯlvd How to pronounce unresolved (audio)
: not resolved : not having undergone resolution
unresolved pneumonia

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