Definitions

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  • adj. Not worded; not put into words; unexpressed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not worded; not spoken, told, or mentioned; also, not speaking; silent.

Etymologies

un- +‎ worded (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When Klara left him it turned something loose, a rant, an unworded voice that incited feelings so varied and confused and bled-together, so resistant to separation and scrutiny that he felt helpless in its surge.

    Underworld

  • If the pages had become unworded, if the story was now untold, then it meant I could start again.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • By mutual unworded agreement, he and Stacey had lost touch with each other years ago.

    Couple Most Likely To

  • All through Prime she prayed unworded prayers for him, and waited and listened for the first outcry of his loss.

    The Holy Thief

  • And still the tireless love of woman watched by them -- and still unworded prayers went up that the

    Four Years in Rebel Capitals An Inside View of Life in the Southern Confederacy from Birth to Death

  • There are states of mind that may be shared by two persons in presence of each other, which remain not only unworded, but _unthoughted_, if such a word may be coined for our special need.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 33, July, 1860

  • There was something at the bottom of his soul which he could not bear to speak of, -- nay, which, as often as it reared itself through the dark waves of unworded consciousness into the breathing air of thought, he trod down as the ruined angels tread down a lost soul trying to come up out of the seething sea of torture.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 33, July, 1860

  • Mrs. Rowles framed short, unworded prayers for guidance at this present crisis; and when she stood again in her sister-in-law's room her resolve was taken.

    Littlebourne Lock

  • After a moment of silence, in which each made an unworded promise to each other, he said, Now we won't be sober any more.

    Rilla of Ingleside

  • Thenceforth there had been no communication between her and her father, save the unworded messages of soul to soul across whatever may divide them.

    Further Chronicles of Avonlea

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