un·​stat·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈstā-təd How to pronounce unstated (audio) \

Definition of unstated

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

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Similarly, antagonizing conservative members for their unstated positions is not acceptable. oregonlive.com, "Knitting website Ravelry bans users from showing Trump support, says it’s ‘support for white supremacy’," 23 June 2019 The job interview in particular can be problematic since people with autism often struggle to understand unstated communication and social norms. Katherine Breward, Quartz, "Employers should conduct job interviews to accommodate candidates with autism," 10 Sep. 2019 But some adult game makers are discovering there are a few apparent unstated exceptions to this policy. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Is Valve still censoring adult games on Steam? [Updated]," 6 Sep. 2019 The second of course is something that is unstated largely. CBS News, "Transcript: Juan Cruz talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"," 14 Aug. 2019 All of which makes Hurts’ unstated goal for his senior season especially spellbinding. George Schroeder, USA TODAY, "Getting to face Alabama is focus for Jalen Hurts after being named Oklahoma starter," 19 Aug. 2019 Jones operates according to an unstated social-scientific law, that power is neither created nor destroyed. Leah Ollman, Los Angeles Times, "One artist’s solution to the racial inequities embedded in books: Rip them apart," 5 Aug. 2019 The unstated premise underlying this demand, of course, is flawed. Alexandra Desanctis, National Review, "2020 Democrats Want You to Pay for Abortions," 30 July 2019 The hope, unstated but present, comes from the sense that the longtime friends might, in fact, rekindle the old. Ty Burr, BostonGlobe.com, "Twenty years later, can Matt and Ben recapture the magic?," 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of unstated

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unstated

somewhat formal : expressed or understood without being directly stated

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a topic to which one constantly reverts

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