un·​stat·​ed ˌən-ˈstā-təd How to pronounce unstated (audio)
: 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 But questions about jurisdiction too largely remain unstated. Sam Russek, The New Republic, 20 Oct. 2023 In 2017 the Old Vic published the findings of an independent investigation into Mr. Spacey’s tenure that revealed that 20 unnamed people accused him of unstated inappropriate behavior. Maya Salam, New York Times, 28 July 2023 Engel’s unstated premise is that national borders are artificial, illegitimate boundaries and that enduring family love and human compassion should outweigh restrictive, often brutal immigration laws. Richard Feinberg, Foreign Affairs, 1 Nov. 2022 The current system of allowing a side to object to the other side's peremptory challenge of a potential juror if discrimination is thought to be the unstated motive is ineffective and inefficient, according to the proposal by the two former trial judges. Paul Davenport, The Arizona Republic, 30 Aug. 2021 The unstated mission of this mini cheese empire? Michael Russell, oregonlive, 8 Dec. 2020 That’s the unstated focus of the exhibit. Doug MacCash, NOLA.com, 13 Oct. 2020 Lockheed alleges that subjective and unstated criteria were applied to negate its pricing advantage and thus bias the outcome. Loren Thompson, Forbes, 11 Jan. 2023 Even the movie’s one scene of inspired comedy derives its power from its unstated Christian roots. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 13 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 16 Jun. 2024.

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