unresolved

adjective

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

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In Season 3, sleepwalker Karen seeks answers to the unresolved questions of the series in order to save the hospital from doom. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 1 Sep. 2022 Still unresolved, though, is the question of whether Disney will lower its streaming subscriber targets in its next earnings report. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 5 July 2022 Still unresolved is what to do about the gold medal the Russians won — with Valieva as the headliner — in last week’s mixed team competition. oregonlive, 14 Feb. 2022 During the two-part finale that March, Weber proposed to Sluss during the final rose ceremony, only to end the engagement a month later over unresolved feelings for Madison Prewett. Kelly Wynne, PEOPLE.com, 18 Apr. 2022 Riley and Vanessa proceed with their divorce, but in doing so, unresolved feelings are brought to the forefront. Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2022 However, not everyone has travelled such a smooth road since the show aired, and there still seems to be some unresolved feelings that a few contestants will have to air out. Natalie Morin, refinery29.com, 12 July 2021 Of course, teaming up with Zari brings up some of Nate's unresolved feelings for Zari 1.0. Chancellor Agard, EW.com, 21 May 2021 Florida A&M arrived with a roster reduced by nearly two dozen players because of unresolved eligibility issues. Bob Sutton, ajc, 28 Aug. 2022 See More

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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 25 Sep. 2022.

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Medical Definition

unresolved

adjective

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

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