Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not mourned or wept for: the unwept dead.
  • adj. Not yet shed: unwept tears.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not wept.
  • adj. Unmourned.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not wept for; not lamented; not mourned.
  • Not shed; not wept: as, unwept tears.

Etymologies

un- +‎ wept (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "unhonored and unsung" but also "unwept": not a single friend nor relative followed his wasted body to its final resting place.

    Wanderings in the Orient

  • I will pass into oblivion, to the vile dust from whence I sprung, unwept, unhonored, and unsung. . .

    The Curse of the Wendigo

  • The Aryan gene-pool dies, ‘unwept, unhonored and unsung.’

    Blood for Blood. Ashes for Ashes. - Erick’s blog - RedState

  • To all the race of Cadmus shall this be proclaimed, that whosoe'er is caught decking his corpse with wreaths or giving it burial, shall be requited with death; unwept, unburied let him lie, a prey to birds.

    The Phoenissae

  • And there I lie one time upon the strand, another in the salt sea's surge, drifting ever up and down upon the billows, unwept, unburied; but now am I hovering o'er the head of my dear mother Hecuba, a disembodied spirit, keeping my airy station these three days, ever since my poor mother came from Troy to linger here in

    Hecuba

  • A pale light, rising in the outer air, fell straight upon the bed; and on it, plundered and bereft, unwatched, unwept, uncared for, was the body of this man.

    A Christmas Carol

  • It was but a few days after the poor mother had gone to her lonely burying-place; and was laid, unwept and disregarded, in a vault full of strangers.

    Vanity Fair

  • Priya cupped her hands in emulation of the Merciful One's offering bowl, and dipped her face toward her hands, to show the spilling of sorrow, tears unwept.

    Spirit Gate

  • If you're still going for that job or drawing that picture when your eyes burn with unwept tears, today is your day.

    A Suicide Celebration

  • “The wretch, concentered all in self,” wrote Sir Walter Scott in 1805, might get “power and pelf” but would wind up “unwept, unhonored and unsung.”

    No Uncertain Terms

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