un·​said | \ ˌən-ˈsed How to pronounce unsaid (audio) \

Definition of unsaid

: not said especially : not spoken aloud

Examples of unsaid in a Sentence

I think that some things are better left unsaid.
Recent Examples on the Web Also unsaid is how people with disabilities will be factored into the state’s guidance, which has been an ongoing point of concern from advocates and members of the state’s vaccine advisory committee. Los Angeles Times, "When’s your turn? L.A. County residents can check COVID-19 vaccine eligibility on state site," 26 Jan. 2021 However, left unsaid in both the NASA as well as Blue Origin news releases on this topic is when New Glenn might be ready for its first launch. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Angara finally flies again, Falcon 9 customers embrace reuse," 18 Dec. 2020 But left unsaid is who gets to define what stability means. Dan Kopf, Quartz, "This is the year Hong Kong began speaking the Communist Party’s authoritarian language," 16 Dec. 2020 Even at his most maximalist, Wong has a fondness for the unsaid—a phone rings in an empty booth, an important letter goes unopened, a secret is whispered into a hole or recorded on a tape and later found to be unintelligible. Lidija Haas, The New Republic, "Wong Kar-wai’s Masterpieces of Political Uncertainty," 2 Dec. 2020 Steele wasn’t asked about his vision for the program, and things left unsaid mushroomed among fans on social media. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, "The case for Kevin Steele as Auburn’s next coach," 17 Dec. 2020 That’s what happens with infidelity: Because so much is left unsaid, a person can make all kinds of faulty assumptions. Lori Gottlieb, The Atlantic, "Dear Therapist: I Got My Heart Broken by a Married Man," 14 Dec. 2020 Another stamp of Guadagnino is his subtlety; much is often left unsaid. Natalie Morin, refinery29.com, "A Guide To The Angsty Teens & Adults Of HBO’s We Are Who We Are," 24 Nov. 2020 To younger texters: The ellipsis can be used to convey that there’s something left unsaid. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "Is your texting punctuation sending the wrong message? Yes. Maybe! Think so ...," 28 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of unsaid

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsaid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsaid. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unsaid

: thought but not spoken out loud or discussed

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