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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The contested Florida races, which have drawn widespread comparison to the 2000 Bush-Gore presidential election, are among several races still unresolved days after Election Day. Andrew Duehren, WSJ, "Florida Recounts Begin as Both Sides Dig In for Fight," 11 Nov. 2018 But aspects of the withdrawing member’s future relationship with the EU are unresolved, Barnier said, most notably the border that will separate EU member Ireland and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. Raf Casert, The Seattle Times, "EU official urges Britain’s May to get creative on Brexit," 16 Oct. 2018 Shakespeare’s frequent treatment of ethical and legal questions is marked far more by its ambiguity and unresolved tensions than by clear directives and propositions—this is part of what makes his work simultaneously playful and vexing. Walt Hunter, The Atlantic, "When Hamlet Starts Showing Up in Federal Court," 13 June 2018 Nearly three decades after the war, a number of unresolved issues still plague relations among the former Yugoslav republics, while nations stick to their own versions of what happened and who were the victims. Washington Post, "Mixed emotions in Balkans over Croatia’s World Cup success," 13 July 2018 Nearly three decades after the war, a number of unresolved issues still plague relations among the former Yugoslav republics, while nations stick to their own versions of what happened and who were the victims. Jovana Gec, Fox News, "Mixed emotions in Balkans over Croatia's World Cup success," 13 July 2018 There’s still the unresolved issue of Nazis and racists exploiting the site. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Get ready for the great Twitter deflation.," 11 July 2018 Despite the unresolved legal issues, the Health Department in November gave Terrapin the green light to begin growing marijuana at its Pine Creek facility. Andrew Wagaman, Philly.com, "Pa. court dismisses another challenge to medical marijuana program," 29 June 2018 Another unresolved funding issue involves the 157-acre UMKC campus, which stands to be a major beneficiary of expanded service. Bill Turque, kansascity, "Taxes for KC Streetcar extension to UMKC approved by wide margin in mail-in ballots," 20 June 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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