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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of unstar.
  • adj. Not marked with a star.

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

  • adj. not marked with an asterisk


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • On December 5th, 2007 in response to an 'unstarred' question, #1672, in the Rajya Sabha, which asked the Minister of Defence to state "whether the committee headed by Defence Secretary … to look into demand of troops reduction in J&K has submitted any report and if so the salient features thereof", a terse answer was provided:

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  • I've been to four and five-star food destinations all over France, have passionately pursued and discovered great food and creative, extraordinary, mostly unstarred, restaurants everywhere.

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  • Not sure if they've said whether this is a bug they are working on or one of the perks of being an unstarred commenter.

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  • (Normal Michelin Guides include a selection of notable unstarred restaurants as well as top-rated establishments.)

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  • This is an oft-discussed topic among writers, how sometimes, a book touted as "unforgettable" by the reviewer can escape unstarred, while another book in the same journal issue, deemed merely "appealing," gets a star.

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  • The only folks who haven't been so pleased are vendors of unstarred items.

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  • Schonberger points out that the four unstarred items are not just variations or extensions of the first eight: they are basic and vital in their own right.


  • A black star preceded the majority of the names, and those the researcher ignored as she studied in turn the entries following each unstarred name.

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  • No review of a theatrical season would be complete without a tabulated list -- or even an untabulated one -- of the six best performances by unstarred actors during the past season.

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  • The unstarred forms are not genealogical kin of their formal prototypes.

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