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Definition of unstated

: not directly stated or set forth a change made for reasons left unstated unstated motives

Examples of unstated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Internal conflict is the clash of your inner — and almost always unstated — motivations, needs, values and beliefs. Svetlana Whitener, Forbes, 9 Nov. 2021 Young is seeking an unstated amount of punitive, presumed, and other damages in the lawsuit. Ray Stern, The Arizona Republic, 29 Sep. 2021 The case settled in 2018, with Hughes Marino agreeing to pay CBRE unstated expenses. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Oct. 2021 For longtime fans, perhaps the most momentous Season 5 storyline was the gradual move of Axelrod (aka Axe) and Maggie Siff’s Wendy Rhoades toward articulating their long-unstated desire to be together. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 3 Oct. 2021 The internet’s unstated, vanquished opponent is us, the users who both consume and are the butts of the memes that phrase is often a response to. Zak Jason, Wired, 24 Sep. 2021 But for the benefit of the whole, these revelations would have more impact braided into the story — or left unstated. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 20 Sep. 2021 To the Fisherman’s Advisory Board, one unstated goal of the developers is to weaken the wind power regulatory process in Rhode Island. BostonGlobe.com, 13 May 2017 At least two candidates turned it down, including former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, for unstated reasons, according to a separate person. Kaitlan Collins And Kevin Liptak, CNN, 16 July 2021

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First Known Use of unstated

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unstated was circa 1775

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“Unstated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unstated. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unstated

: expressed or understood without being directly stated


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