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Definition of "unspoken" []

  • Past participle of unspeak. (verb)
  • Not uttered or expressed: bristling with unspoken resentment. (adjective)
  • Understood without the need for words: an unspoken pact. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unspoken" in a sentence
  • "Always there was a hollow aching inside me, and always I woke with her name unspoken on my lips."
  • "Of course, a big part of Paquette's essay is a certain unspoken doctrine -- the doctrine that all Christian doctrine must derive directly from the Bible."
  • "There is an understanding that a massive element of any conversation on the topic will remain unspoken, for reasons (essentially) of good taste and tact."