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 His vignettes are far more about examination than change, and the movement in these stories is achieved as much by what’s said as what remains unsaid. Leah Tyler, ajc, 30 May 2022 The weight of what’s left unsaid strangles interactions. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 May 2022 Often unsaid is what that bygone era looks like: white, male-dominated, Judeo-Christian and heterosexual. Luke Broadwater, New York Times, 16 May 2022 For years, the unsaid thing, in the field itself, had been the influence that culture has on the psyche. Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, 16 May 2022 The ruling left much unsaid about marijuana and criminal justice that Mitzi Wall had come to learn. Karina Elwood, Washington Post, 14 May 2022 But narrative figuration has slow-burned its way back to the center of art discourse maybe because its first, very long dominant turn — centuries, really — left so much unsaid. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 12 May 2022 For Wie West, whose presence, manifold skills and towering drives drew comparisons to Tiger Woods, what was left unsaid was her impact on women’s golf. New York Times, 1 June 2022 However, there was a lot left unsaid at the end of season two, relationships were blossoming and dampening involving Colin Bridgerton, Penelope Featherington, Eloise Birdgerton, and Edwina Sharma. Alexis Gaskin, Glamour, 31 Mar. 2022 See More

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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 25 Jun. 2022.

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