Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not said, especially not uttered out loud.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not said; not spoken; not uttered: as, unsaid words.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of unsay.
  • adjective Unspoken.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not made explicit

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Examples

  • At one time the unions took pains to drive out the Communists from their midst but what often goes unsaid is that much of this is due to the dislike of Communists by gangsters.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Public Sector Unions

  • But what Thoreau leaves unsaid is that building castles in the air -- having a unique, inspiring, important vision -- is itself incredibly hard work.

    Justin Snider: Building Castles in the air: Visionary Leadership

  • The part left unsaid is that such services are not prescribed intelligently due to the intrusion of insurance influences and liability concerns on sound medical decision making.

    Can't We All Be Friends?

  • What remains unsaid is that the Mayor's interest in REINING THINGS IN doesn't seem to extend to her 'Mayoral' expenses, where -- if last September is an indication -- we're on target to clock in at over $35,000 per year in eats and treats.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • What remains unsaid is that the Mayor's interest in REINING THINGS IN doesn't seem to extend to her 'Mayoral' expenses, where -- if last September is an indication -- we're on target to clock in at over $35,000 per year in eats and treats.

    Cost-cutting doesn't extend to Mayor

  • Also left unsaid is what could happen if this was put in the hand of people (like the Bushies) who hate environmentalists, Muslims, Quakers, protestors or any other people who disagree with them.

    Think Progress » Telcos Could Be Liable For Tens of Billions of Dollars For Illegally Turning Over Phone Records

  • But what goes too often unsaid is that we truly do appreciate your commitment to being a politician in our democracy.

    My Vision of Canada

  • The priestess declares the word unsaid -- just the opposite of "accepting" an omen.

    The Iphigenia in Tauris of Euripides

  • I do not know it—it is without name—it is a word unsaid;

    Walt Whitman

  • They saw him distinctly, as with the naked eye; a word, a turn of the pen, or a word unsaid, offered the picture of him in America, Japan,

    The Egoist

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