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 Her first reflections about the journey were filled with wonder — the freedom of traveling on her own, of living free of violence — but the weight of unsaid trauma hung in the air. Alice Driver, Longreads, "Oh, Girl!," 20 June 2019 But left unsaid is that Peterson, a retired North Providence fire captain, also has a criminal history and has been disciplined by state health regulators. BostonGlobe.com, "ProPublica Local Reporting Network," 25 Dec. 2019 But left unsaid is that Peterson, a retired North Providence fire captain, also has a criminal history and has been disciplined by state health regulators. Lynn Arditi, ProPublica, "This Former Firefighter Has a Criminal Past. Now, He’s on the Board That Advises the State on Its EMS System.," 23 Dec. 2019 Left unsaid is how much Cohen is increasing his investment. Dennis Young, courant.com, "Reports: Greenwich billionaire Steve Cohen to become majority owner of New York Mets," 4 Dec. 2019 Left unsaid is how exactly Twitter plans to detect deepfakes and other fraudulent content, a problem that has stumped some of the best minds in computer science so far. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, "A.I. Is Everywhere—But Where Is Human Judgment?," 12 Nov. 2019 Their conversation is brotherly and poignant, and leaves much unsaid. Ken Jaworowski, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Shot in the Dark,’ Two Things Are Unforgiving: Life and Basketball," 25 Jan. 2018 Left unsaid, at least from the podium, were broader concerns about a national Democratic Party many believe no longer represents them. San Diego Union-Tribune, "‘Way too extreme': Some Democrats warn against moving left," 24 Sep. 2019 Left unsaid: There currently is no guarantee what happens to the joint custody arrangement after 2021. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, "PGA to-do list included return to TPC Boston," 10 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unsaid

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsaid.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsaid. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unsaid

: thought but not spoken out loud or discussed

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