un·​thought ˌən-ˈthȯt How to pronounce unthought (audio)
: not anticipated : unexpected
often used with of
an unthought-of development

Examples of unthought in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the semifinal, Messi’s run to set up Argentina’s third goal against Croatia was a twisting, syncopated dance of dozens of instinctive, unthought steps. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, 17 Dec. 2022 And Democrats do have a path, believe it or not, to hold onto control of the House -- unheard of, unthought of six weeks ago. NBC News, 13 Nov. 2022 The sale, unthought of a month ago, comes with soccer at something of a crossroads. David Hellier, Bloomberg.com, 18 Mar. 2022 Enterprises scrambled in 2020 to implement practices that would guarantee business continuity, and previously unthought-of cybersecurity issues arose. Anurag Lal, Forbes, 19 Jan. 2022 Removing a living unborn child from the womb, operating on him or her, and returning the baby to finish growing inside the mother was also unthought of in 1973. Grazie Pozo Christie, National Review, 21 Sep. 2021 New ways of doing business that were once unthought of are sticking around. Greg Engle, Forbes, 29 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1548, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unthought was circa 1548

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“Unthought.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unthought. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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