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.

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But there’s so much blank space that’s unfilled and so many things left unsaid. August Brown, latimes.com, "Avicii’s final songs emerge on ‘Tim,’ with help from many friends," 7 June 2019 Finally, pardon a valedictory cynicism, but the most important truth about any political proposal is the part unsaid. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Big Names Bake a Climate Pie in the Sky," 18 Jan. 2019 The fact that so much of what was once left unsaid or ignored is now coming out of the shadows. Anna Silman, The Cut, "The Whispers Were Deafening at the Golden Globes," 8 Jan. 2018 The place is charming, more handcrafted than a typical plastic-and-neon children’s play space, though to be an adult, to watch children play make-believe immigration, what’s unsaid speaks sadly and loudly. Christopher Borrelli, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago museum aims to explain mystery of immigration to kids, via Sweden," 26 June 2018 This is the sort of party at which it’s fun to be a part, slow to warm up but then suddenly a free exchange of ideas, of passions, and appreciation unburdened by the heaviness of things unsaid. Daniel D'addario, Time, "The Golden Globes Finally Had a Point. It Made for a Better Show," 9 Jan. 2018 Especially powerful is what Third Point has left unsaid—the possibility that Campbell’s dividend may need to be cut to fund new investments. Aaron Back, WSJ, "What Campbell Can Learn from Third Point," 31 Oct. 2018 Remember back to a moment where something that was left unsaid actually caused more pain than its revelation. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes October 8-14," 8 Oct. 2014 Left unsaid in the program: Measures of wealth inequality in China have neared levels found in the United States, even as Mr. Xi courts global capitalists at Davos. Chris Buckley, New York Times, "On This Chinese TV Show, Participants Have Nothing to Lose but Their Chains," 5 May 2018

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First Known Use of unsaid

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unsaid was before the 12th century

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English Language Learners Definition of unsaid

: thought but not spoken out loud or discussed

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