un·​said | \ˌən-ˈsed \

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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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 But left unsaid Tuesday was which politicians Allen’s new PAC will support. Joe Garofoli, SFChronicle.com, "Travis Allen’s big news: It’s not an endorsement of John Cox," 3 July 2018 What was left unsaid at the time, however, was that the deal was made with two competing goals: to make the 2017–18 roster viable and to brace for life without LeBron. Rob Mahoney, SI.com, "Months Before LeBron's Free Agency, the Cavaliers Braced for the Worst," 29 June 2018 Left unsaid in campaign material, however, were his views then about bilingualism. Matt Stout, BostonGlobe.com, "In college writings, Third District candidate Beej Das compared minority organizations to Nazis," 9 June 2018 What was left unsaid was that Kennedy could have adopted this view in the Wisconsin case but did not. David G. Savage, latimes.com, "Supreme Court refuses to rule on partisan gerrymandering in a setback for reformers," 18 June 2018 Left unsaid was what form any conversations would take, and there was no promise that Mr. Goodell would be directly involved. New York Times, "N.F.L. Agrees to Meet Cheerleaders’ Lawyer, but Doesn’t Accept Settlement Proposal," 4 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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