un·​said ˌən-ˈsed How to pronounce unsaid (audio)
: 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 But what goes unsaid is that there’s some bitterness about a woman getting the deal. Alphonse Pierre, Pitchfork, 21 Aug. 2023 Left unsaid in the appropriations talks was that the state of Alaska in 2015 permanently banned the founder of the nonprofit, Rosalina Mavaega, from serving as a Medicaid provider. Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News, 31 May 2023 Melton is a repository of repressed rage, his every exchange with his wife hinting at the depths of his anguish and everything that has been left unsaid between them. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 23 Jan. 2024 Caillat pauses for a moment to let the circumstances swirling around her mind remain unsaid. Tricia Despres, Peoplemag, 27 Oct. 2023 That may seem odd, but what is often left unsaid in discussions of Wisconsin maps is that the islands are not random parcels created by mapmakers to advantage Republicans at the behest of a Republican legislature. Megan O’Matz, ProPublica, 17 Nov. 2023 This dance between the said and the unsaid, the metaphors of secrets is a marker of their work. Callum McLennan, Variety, 25 Sep. 2023 The unsaid part is, what would the governments want to say about that? WIRED, 13 June 2023 Left unsaid? Philip Elliott, Time, 16 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Unsaid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsaid. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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