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

Examples of unstated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web How the unstated yoke of religion framed the need to declare one’s guilt up-front in the midst of a cultural catharsis, as a way of excusing action. George Mccalman, SFChronicle.com, "Return to sender: I painted white people’s words to reflect their emotional apathy," 11 Sep. 2020 The unstated assumption throughout the stories that game out the future of vaccine distribution is that pharmaceutical companies would be happy to produce and ship products that aren’t proven to be safe or effective. Libby Watson, The New Republic, "The Deadly Coronavirus Vaccine Gold Rush," 7 Aug. 2020 The standard accounts of Juneteenth begin with Granger's reading General Order No. 3 for reasons unstated. NBC News, "How Juneteenth's history is being reshaped as America reckons with its past," 18 June 2020 The unstated purpose of both the city and state actions might have been to make the case moot and deny conservatives on the court a chance to explore whether there is a right to carry a gun outside the home. Robert Barnes, Anchorage Daily News, "Supreme Court dismisses anticipated N.Y. gun rights case because the law in question has been rescinded," 27 Apr. 2020 For people with jobs that typically require businesswear for in-person meetings, video calls can come with the same set of unstated expectations. Leah Chernikoff, Time, "Why It’s Totally Fine to Wear Makeup During a Pandemic," 7 Apr. 2020 During the first six days of treatment, six patients fell out of the sample: One died, three were transferred to an intensive care unit, another left the hospital for unstated reasons, and the sixth couldn’t stomach the drug. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: The suspect science behind Trump’s chloroquine claims," 1 Apr. 2020 The unstated assumption of lawmakers here is that companies will simply comply with the law and convert those gig jobs into full-time positions. Louis Hyman For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "California's new gig economy law was meant to help workers. But it will likely hurt them instead," 9 Jan. 2020 Left unstated is the plaintiffs’ implicit suggestion that the nation’s largest blue state can’t be trusted with sensitive information about conservative donors. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "How Far Will the Roberts Court Go to Protect Shadowy Political Donors?," 10 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of unstated

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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“Unstated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unstated. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unstated

somewhat formal : expressed or understood without being directly stated

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