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 In recent years, Sino-Indian border tensions have ramped up due to decades-long and unresolved boundary disputes. Yvonne Lau, Fortune, 29 June 2021 With the cloud of the unresolved allegations over his head, Fairfax pressed on with his gubernatorial bid this year, finishing a distant fourth in the June 8 primary. Washington Post, 23 June 2021 But in the largest areas of fossil-fuel consumption, which include transportation, buildings, industrial manufacturing and power generation, there are still unresolved problems about how to decarbonize. New York Times, 23 June 2021 Frustrations are mounting as time ticks with issues still unresolved. Lisa Mascaro And Kevin Freking, chicagotribune.com, 22 June 2021 Looming over the redistricting process nationally is an unresolved legal dispute in Alabama that threatens to further delay the release of the Census data. Clara Hendrickson, Detroit Free Press, 21 June 2021 The report, released this week by the state Employment Development Department, poses a new challenge for Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislators after months of unresolved problems with the unemployment system. Patrick Mcgreevy, Los Angeles Times, 18 June 2021 Be wise and keep your balance if an unresolved situation rises to the surface in the form of a conflict. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 15 June 2021 But the breakthrough still leaves some trade friction between the U.S. and the EU unresolved. Paul Wiseman, Star Tribune, 15 June 2021

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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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2 Jul 2021

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“Unresolved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unresolved. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unresolved

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


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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